About the Authors

Haripriya Rangan

haripriya.rangan@monash.edu

Affiliation Centre for Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University, Melbourne VIC, 3800, Australia

Karen L. Bell

Affiliations Centre for Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University, Melbourne VIC, 3800, Australia, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, South Yarra, VIC, 3141, Australia

David A. Baum

Affiliation Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 53706, United States of America

Rachael Fowler

Affiliations Centre for Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University, Melbourne VIC, 3800, Australia, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, South Yarra, VIC, 3141, Australia

Patrick McConvell

Affiliation School of Language Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia

Thomas Saunders

Affiliation Independent Researcher—Linguist, PO Box 10, Derby, WA, 6728, Australia

Stef Spronck

Affiliations Linguistics, School of Culture, History, and Language, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia, Linguistics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 3000, Leuven, Belgium

Christian A. Kull

Affiliations Centre for Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University, Melbourne VIC, 3800, Australia, Institut de Géographie et Durabilité, Universitie de Lausanne, Lausanne, CH, 1015, Switzerland

Daniel J. Murphy

Affiliation Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, South Yarra, VIC, 3141, Australia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KLB RF DJM. Performed the experiments: KLB RF. Analyzed the data: KLB RF DAB PM TS SS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KLB HR. Wrote the paper: HR KLB DAB. Conceived the overall research project: HR DJM CAK. Analysed the genetic data: KLB RF DAB. Contributed collection of boab terms in Aboriginal languages of the Kimberley region and analysed the linguistic data: PM TS SS.