This impressive tall tree, which can grow to 30m high, is found growing in heavy soil and in close proximity to fresh water, usually beside a creek or river system, near billabongs or seasonally flooded areas. The papery bark can be cream or grey in colour. The smooth flat leaves droop, creating a weeping appearance. During June and July the tree becomes heavily laden with cream-coloured blossom. At that time, fragrance from the nectar has a distinct caramel aroma.
Aboriginal people, especially children, would suck nectar from the flowers, eat the flowers, or dunk them in water to produce . . .