Beachside fruits of the sea …

A word from my sponsor, my new plant identification site, and an other of our group’s  own photographs.

Mimusops elengi

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.

Mimusops elengi2Large trees growing on beach-side dunes can surprise. This Pandanus spiralis Palm, was at the high tide mark:

Pandanus sp.

Pandanus sp.

Syzygium sp

Syzygium eucalyptoides

Terminalia carpentariae3

Terminalia carpentariae

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.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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