Vegetation/Region around Cape Leveque

by Jackie O'Neill

Flowering Acacias at Cape Leveque

Flowering Acacias at Cape Leveque

I realize that Broome is considered in the West Kimberley area, but when I flew over that area towards the Horizontal Waterfall (last Sept) I recall there being a generic term to describe the forrested area.

If it were Victoria, I'd suggest "the Mallee". But, it's not! It's WA. Am I mistaken, or have I simply forgotten that descriptive term for this region and how to best depict it?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Jackie O'Neill

Photo by Happy Little Nomad via Flickr

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by: Birgit

Hi Jackie,
The only thing I can think of that you might be referring to is "Pindan". It's the word for that particular soil.
We also use it to refer to the characteristic red colour of it, we generally call the area "Pindan country" and refer to the vegetation as "Pindan scrub". Does that ring a bell?

If not then I'm afraid I can't help you. Can't really think of anything else that that area/vegetation is called in particular. If something else comes to my mind I'll let you know!

pindan Scrub
by: John Pannam

The areas around Broome and Dampier Peninsular have large areas of Mulga scrub. This is also locally called pindan scrub due to its existence in mainly pindan soil areas.

Similar vegetation can be found in parts of Central Australia and Western Victoria in the Mallee region.

Remnant Vine Thickets
by: Cuppa

Are you thinking of remnant vine thicket?

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