A large solid tree found in the open woodland and closed tropical woodland areas of northern Australia. The tree is only found beside watercourses such as creek lines and rivers and so is a good indicator of fresh water. The tree has large oval-shaped glossy green leaves, with branches that tend to grow horizontally. The distinctive yellow flowers resemble a spiky round ball. From November to April, the edible fruit, which looks like a dirty golf ball, can be seen. Not all fruit are perfectly circular in shape.
 
The fruit, eaten raw, has a slightly bitter taste.   The flesh . . .

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