The Native Kapok bush is commonly seen in Northern Australia, particularly in the Northern Territory and The Kimberley. It is found in Tropical Woodland areas but seems to favour the drier country, particularly rocky ground. The bush is rather spindly, occasionally reaching 5-6 metres in height, but usually only growing to 3 m. Eye catching bright yellow flowers are produced from about May to November. From July to December green pods hang from the branches. Within these pods is the 'kapok' or fluffy 'cotton'.
The roots of the younger trees may be roasted on hot coals and eaten. The . . .