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Aboriginal Use of Native Plants

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Marri


Corymbia calophylla

Marri or medicine tree - Kings Park Botanic Gardens, Perth Also known as Medicine tree because
  • the red gum or 'kino' was sprinkled onto wounds to prevent bleeding or mixed with water to be used as a mouthwash or disinfectant
  • tannin has antiseptic qualities
Large quantities of the powdered gum was used to tan kangaroo skins


For further information:For other images
  • Corymbia calophylla - from Australian Plants Online: Associations for the Growing of Australian Plants
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