Yawuru Nilawarl: Bilawal

English Name: Dampier’s Bloodwood

Scientific Name: Eucalyptus dampieri (Myrtaceae)

The Bilawal has tan, red and white blotchy bark with large smooth and ovate leaves with urn-shaped fruit and white, fluffy stamens as the flowers. An infusion of gum is a strong medicine against colds and flus. Shields can be made from the bark and hunting sticks can be made from the roots. Bilawal flower from the middle of Man-gala until the middle of Barrgana and fruit only during Laja season.