Kakadu National Park

Wednesday 17 July 2019

The red-flowered kurrajong is common in lowland areas of Kakadu.

These small, straggly trees lose their leaves in the dry season and produce bright, bell-shaped flowers between June and October.

The kurrajong fruit contains edible seeds, but these are covered in sharp hairs that should be treated with extreme caution.

Culture

Bininj/Mungguy use kurrajong fibres to make baskets, string, fishing line and clothing.

Other names

  • Scientific name: Brachychiton paradoxum