Turpentine: Syncarpia glomulifera

Family Myrtaceae

Dulgubarra Yidinji name: GULUMBI

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Tree to 40m. Large straight tree with spiralled bark. Often host tree for yellow flowering mistletoe. This tree was commercially exploited for jetty pylons, with the bark left on it is resistant to attack by marine borers. It is often used in pole homes as it is the most fire-resistant wood in Australia.