A wonderful tree with an important edible fruit in the middle of our tropical Winter. The ‘Mamajen’, Mimusops elengi, grows behind dunes from Quondong, north of Broome, and points further north on Dampier Peninsula and all rare remnant vine forests to the North Kimberley. They are also seen on seaward facing dunes in the NE Kimberley.
Large trees growing on beach-side dunes can surprise. This Pandanus spiralis Palm, was at the high tide mark:
This last species above is a close relative of other fruiting trees with high VitaminC in Broome and a similar habitat In the States extreme north.