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This is the tree of life, the next big thing. Locally called Gubinge, the Terminalia ferdinandiana is spread along coastal regions across northern Australia. It’s fruit has many life preserving properties, is exceptionally high in Vitamin C and has recently been linked as an aid in treating Alzheimer disease. Other scientists are investigating it’s efficacy on treating cancer.

Even growing on eroded beach-side clifftops, this tree also revives well after the most severe fires.

Severely burnt Gubinge forest reviving from fire

Severely burnt Gubinge forest reviving from fire

This fire last year will have cost local harvesters tens of thousands of dollars in lost income. They also survive clifftop erosion well: Gubinge tree and root system.jpg2

Gubinge tree and root system

Gubinge tree and root system

From the edge of a Pindan coastal dune, a spreading tree:

home 008They grow dwarf-like on the top of coastal clifftops:

From cliffs at James Price Point, dwarfed trees

From cliffs at James Price Point, dwarfed trees

Gubinge growing in manicured landscape

Gubinge growing in manicured landscape

This species is known in other States as the Kakadu Plum.

Terminalia ferdinandiana

Gubinge – Terminalia ferdinandiana
High Vitamin C containing tasty fruit, large round glabrous leaves (more pics at link)

About Tom Harley

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