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Simpson Desert National Park
Georgina Gidgee, also known as Acacia Georginae is the only tree of any size that occurs in the park’s dune system. This tree species grows throughout the Georgina Basin – hence it’s name Georgina Gidgee. The tree contains the chemicals sodium fluro-acetate which is the active constituent in the poison 1080 – a poison commonly used to control feral animals. Another similar tree although occurring to the east of the park boundary in the Eyre
Creek channels is the Coolibah Eucalyptus (Coolabah).