Ngalakgan trees and plants



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Ngalakgan trees and plants





Trees, plants










mu-guyiya

dogs balls, Grewia retusifolia

mu-burpba

(1) rifle; (2) lily

?-nurritj

a green aquatic weed

mu-jukgul

Acacia holosericea. Spear wood in spring country.

gu-worrongomoloh

Alloteropsis semialata

gu-munhmunh

(any kind of) grass for making fire (with firestick), kindling

wirriyel

aquatic weed

mu-gutjjung

big lily root

gu-bindiyayi

bindi-eye (Kriol loan)

mu-yawok

bitter, cheeky yam cf. Jawoyn yawk, Ngalkbon yawok

mu-wom

black plum

mu-baltjja

?black plum (syn. with mu-wom)

mu-garratjji

black spinifex gum, used for medicine (boiled and then bogey)

gu-dumuluh

bloodwood

mu-murrpbunh

broad-leafed Terminalia species

gu-birnday

cane grass

mu-makgurr

cold weather, middle of cold season

mu-mululuk

conkerberry

gu-mutjju

coolibah

?-beje?

coolibah?

gu-giriba

creeper sp., like baramulk, largurrja. ?Kriol, ‘yellawan’ (poss. a loan from ‘creeper’)

mu-yerrel

creeper, used for arm decorations, fishing. Lawyer vine.

gu-bardiguluh

E. Ferruginea (?)

mu-warlanh

E. tectifica

mu-laway

Eleocharis dulcis (sedge)

gu?-ngabak

Eucalyptus grandifolia

?-marrangarr

firestick tree?

mu-ngelh

freshwater mangrove

mu-bernberreny

ghost gum

gu?-boromon

grass (hill country spinifex?)

mu-boy

grass species

jawelk

grass species

mu-ngutjji

‘greenplum’

gu-darrawh

gum tree species, hill country syn. with bernberreny (?Eucalyptus papuana)

mu-malbah

ironwood

mu-bulgut

kurrajong

mu-gerr

kurrajong

mu-jurluh

lancewood

?-barrjaray

large paperbark species, found at Flying Fox Ck. light coloured

mu-dubal

Leichhardt tree

mu-gurninyarra

‘like Leichhardt tree but with a red fruit’ Poss. Ficus racemosa. Said to be syn. of mu-warnwarn

gu-ngalkngalk

lily species (Syn. jawhjawh)

mu-barnarrh

marble tree

mu-rokga

Pandanus spiralis

gu-got

paperbark (apparently generic, possible focus on papery bark rather than trees)

mu-bulpbul

paperbark sp.

gu-jirdak

paperbark cooliman

gu-mardu

?paperbark species or cooliman

gu-bitjjurrk

plat potato

gu-galangarndah

plat potato species

gu-jajak

prob. fan palm

mu-jorrowh

quinine bush

gu-derreneh

‘red apple’, Syzygium sp.

gu-ngolonggoh

river red gum

gu-largurrja

?same as baramulk, ?loan from Marra

gu-majaburrgah

Securinega species

?-wirn.girr

shitwood, for making bush pipes

mu-jupbih

shrub

mu-wartbar

Probably Grevillea pteridifolia

mu-nyamnyam

?sp. of lily

mu-boroh

?sp. of lily, spring country

gu-barrakgarlh

bamboo spear or tree species used for spear shafts. (Spec. blacksoil country, c.f. jukgul) Probably Sesbania cannabina

mu-jalng

spinifex

mu-bilat

splinter

gu-ngatdum

stick devoid of foliage

mu-jitjbu

stringybark

gu-gardaykga

stringybark

mu-danbarr

“stringybark”

gu-wurray

tall grass species

mu-warnwarn

Terminalia grandiflora

gu-mirnitjja

thick scrub, poss. Cathormion umbellatum

gu-birdipbirdi

ti tree

mu-gulukgulun

ti tree (melaleuca sp.), small leaves, used for medicine, poss. Melaleuca acacioides

mu-jiliwirn

?Capparis umbonata

mu-jorne

Terminalia canescens

buyuh (or bujuh)

tree sp. found growing at Flying Fox Ck. Used for woomeras, spears.

gu-gunungurk

tree with long leaves, has food for humans and animals

mu-linyman

Triglochin procera

gu-wurrk

unidentified grass species. Possibly just refers to ‘grass for burnoff’

mu-jilarra

prob. Gutta percha: Excaecaria parvifolia, same name in Ngandi, Ritharrngu

mu-bulpbul

var. of Melaleuca leucadendron

?-durrgu

very large paperbark sp. (found at Flying Fox Ck.)

gu-lungurrwa

Vigna vexillata

mu-birlal

waterlily leaf

mu-jatdam

waterlily species

gu-/mu-bilabila

wattle tree, has yellow flower (at Flying Fox creek)

mu-balarra

wattle tree, yellow flowers

mu-borogorrh

‘whistling tree’ Casuarina or Allocasuarina sp.

gu-gare

?whitegum

mu-gurrur

wild ‘bush’ species of lily root (green flower) , possibly Nymphaea violacea

gu-morrortdinh

Merlan: wild cassava, my informants: wild banana Leichhardtia australis

gu-jiwurru

‘wild cassava’

gu-baramulk

?wild cucumber, lives along the river ‘redwan’. Poss. baramurrk

gu-gayabam

‘wild orange’ ?Capparis umbonata

mu-ngambirnhngambirnh

wild potato species

gu-mirdark

woodchips

gu-man.gardah

woollybutt

mu-jimit

(?woolybark) ?Planchonella spp.

jarrwirliwirli

(woolybark?) yellow tree with red flowers

mu-yorndo

yam sp. long









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