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Terminalia petiolaris

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Combretaceae
Rank  Species
Order  Myrtales
Genus  Terminalia
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Terminalia petiolaris, commonly known as blackberry tree or billygoat plum, or marool in the local Bardi language, is a species of plant in the Combretaceae family. It is endemic to the coast of the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia.

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Description

It grows as a small, deciduous tree up to 15 m in height with rough, grey bark. It produces strongly scented, cream-white flowers from February to May, and November to December. It has edible fruits, purple when ripe.

Distribution and habitat

It occurs on sandy soils, often in vine thickets. It is found in the Dampierland and Northern Kimberley IBRA bioregions.

References

Terminalia petiolaris Wikipedia


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