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Wild Plant "Hot Spots": Alligator Ck | Town Common and Bald Rock |
Mt. Stuart summit | Paluma "H Trail" | Running River | Quarantine Station | Rangeview Ranch | Saunder's Beach closed forest

Lists of plant species "Allig. Ck. Hot Spots": visitor centre forest face |
River Oak forest | east of top of stairs | west of top of stairs | north end of boardwalk |
beach track | on way to lookout | lookout | past lookout

 

HotSpot: main parking area, forest face alongside visitor centre (Alligator Ck. picnic area walk):
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the forest face

Townsville Region Plant Hot Spots: by Russell Cumming and Doug Silke, copyright 17/4/99

References: DryT = Townsend 1997 "Plants of the Dry Tropics"; MagIs = Jackes 1987 "Plants of Magnetic Island" PRnF = Jackes 1991 "Plants of the Tropical Rainforest"

Flowering Plants

Asclepiadaceae
?Marsdenia microlepis
trailing plant; see species at: PalumaW, AlligCk, MtStu
Burseraceae
Canarium australianum Mango Bark VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
tree; Brown Cudgerie, Melville Island White Beech, Scrub Turpentine: DryT pg 28: MagIs pg 78: PRnF pg 71; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Caesalpiniaceae
Cassia sp. (Mt. Elliot Alligator Ck Silke 2998)
see species at: AlligCk
Combretaceae
Terminalia sericocarpa Sovereignwood
med. tree; Red Bark Damson, Damsen; see species at: AlligCk
Euphorbiaceae
Macaranga tanarius Brush Macaranga
small tree; Cottonwood, Heart Leaf: MagIs pg 126: PRnF pg 25; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk
Mallotus philippensis Red Kamala VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree: MagIs pg 124; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu
Meliaceae
Melia azedarach White Cedar
small tree; Cape Lilac, China Berry, Persian Lilac: MagIs pg 80: PRnF pg 71; see species at: BaldRk, AlligCk
Menispermaceae
Stephania japonica Snake Vine VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
climber; Tape Vine: MagIs pg 40 as Stephania japonica var. timorensis: PRnF pg 28; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, PalumaRnF, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Moraceae
Ficus opposita Sandpaper Fig VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree: DryT pg 57: MagIs pg 46; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
Myrtaceae
Corymbia tessellaris see alternative name Eucalyptus tessellaris
Eucalyptus alba now is Eucalyptus platyphylla
Eucalyptus platyphylla Poplar Gum VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
med. tree; White Gum, Cabbage Gum: DryT pg 49: MagIs pg 96 as Eucalyptus alba: PRnF pg 73; see species at: BaldRk, AlligCk
Eucalyptus tessellaris Moreton Bay Ash VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
med. tree; Carabeen, Stocking Gum: DryT pg 40 as Corymbia tessellaris: MagIs pg 96; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Oleaceae
Jasminum didymum subsp. racemosum Coastal Jasmine
climber, not woody; Jasmine (twin fruited): MagIs pg 36; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu
Passifloraceae
*Passiflora suberosa Corky Passion Flower
climber; Love in a mist Passion Flower: DryT pg 143; see species at: AlligCk
Rubiaceae
Gardenia ochreata now is Larsenaikia ochreata
Kailarsenia ochreata now is Larsenaikia ochreata
Larsenaikia ochreata Native Gardenia VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
med. shrub - woody: DryT pg 122 as Kailarsenia ochreata: MagIs pg 56 as Gardenia ochreata; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, PalumaW, AlligCk, MtStu
Rutaceae
Geijera latifolia now is Geijera salicifolia var. latifolia
an illegal name, actually the subspecies has also been incorporated within Geijera salicifolia
Geijera salicifolia var. latifolia Scrub Wilga VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
med. tree; Green Satinheart, Greenheart: MagIs pg 102; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Micromelum minutum Lime Berry
tall shrub: MagIs pg 76; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk
Sapindaceae
Alectryon connatus VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
Ganophyllum falcatum Scaly Ash
small tree; Daintree Hickory, Red Scaly Ash: MagIs pg 78; see species at: AlligCk, SndrsBch
Smilacaceae
Smilax australis Austral Sarsaparilla
climber, not woody: MagIs pg 42: PRnF pg 34; see species at: PalumaRnF, AlligCk
Solanaceae
*Capsicum annuum? Chilli Peppers
Bird Pepper; see species at: AlligCk
*Solanum seaforthianum Brazilian Nightshade
climber; see species at: AlligCk, MtStu
*Solanum torvum Devil's Fig
: MagIs pg 106; see species at: AlligCk
Verbenaceae
?Clerodendrum floribundum Lolly Bush VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
tall shrub; Thurkoo: DryT pg 34: MagIs pg 62; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch

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