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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

Site is forest face here, top of stairs behind barrier to Poinciana

HotSpot: at car park level, west of the stairs down to the boardwalk (Alligator Ck. picnic area walk) about the data & symbols & references | top | Alligator Ck main page

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

 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

Anacardiaceae
Pleiogynium timorense Burdekin Plum VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
med. tree; Tulip Plum: DryT pg 79: MagIs pg 80; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Annonaceae
*Annona squamosa Custard Apple
tree; see species at: AlligCk
Caesalpiniaceae
*Delonix regia Poinciana
Combretaceae
Terminalia sericocarpa Sovereignwood
med. tree; Red Bark Damson, Damsen; see species at: AlligCk
Euphorbiaceae
Claoxylon tenerifolium
tree; see species at: AlligCk
Drypetes australasica now incl. as part of Drypetes deplanchei
if part of this species inhabited full on rainforest then that part only was probably split to Drypetes acuminata
Drypetes deplanchei Yellow Tulipwood VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
tree; Yellow Tulip, Yellow Boxwood, Grey Boxwood: DryT pg 44: MagIs pg 122 as Drypetes australasica; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
Drypetes lasiogyna var. australasica now incl. as part of Drypetes deplanchei
if part of this subspecies inhabited full on rainforest then that part only was probably split to Drypetes acuminata
Mallotus philippensis Red Kamala VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree: MagIs pg 124; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu
Lauraceae
Cryptocarya triplinervis Three-veined Laurel
small tree; Brown Laurel, Native Laurel: MagIs pg 116: PRnF pg 26; see species at: AlligCk
Litsea glutinosa Scrub Laurel VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
tree: DryT pg 64; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Lecythidaceae
Planchonia careya Cocky Apple VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; Billy Goat Plum, Native Pear: DryT pg 78: MagIs pg 120: PRnF pg 75; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Meliaceae
Turraea brownii now is Turraea pubescens
Turraea pubescens Native Witch-hazel
tall shrub; Orange Star Bush: MagIs pg 130 as Turraea brownii; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, 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
Cudrania cochinchinensis see alternative name Maclura cochinchinensis
Cudrania cochinchinensis does not appear in the latest Qld. Plants.
Maclura cochinchinensis Cockspur Thorn
woody climber; see species at: AlligCk
Malaisia scandens now is Trophis scandens
Trophis scandens Burnie Vine
scrambler/climber; Crow's Ash, Fire Vine; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk
Myrtaceae
Austromyrtus bidwillii Python tree VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; Refrigerator Tree, Ironwood, Smooth-barked Ironwood: MagIs pg 64; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu
Corymbia clarksoniana see alternative name Eucalyptus clarksoniana
Corymbia tessellaris see alternative name Eucalyptus tessellaris
Eucalyptus clarksoniana Grey Bloodwood
med. tree; Clarkson's Bloodwood: DryT pg 38 as Corymbia clarksoniana: MagIs pg 98 as Eucalyptus polycarpa: PRnF pg 73 as Eucalyptus polycarpa; see species at: 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
Chionanthus ramiflora Native Olive
med. tree; Northern Olive: DryT pg 33: MagIs pg 66: PRnF pg 30; see species at: AlligCk
Jasminum didymum subsp. racemosum Coastal Jasmine
climber, not woody; Jasmine (twin fruited): MagIs pg 36; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu
Jasminum simplicifolium Stiff Jasmine VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
climber; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Linociera ramiflora now is Chionanthus ramiflora
Passifloraceae
*Passiflora suberosa Corky Passion Flower
climber; Love in a mist Passion Flower: DryT pg 143; see species at: AlligCk
Phytolaccaceae
*Rivina humilis Turkeyberry
subshrub; Bloodberry, Palma Christi; see species at: AlligCk
Rhamnaceae
Alphitonia excelsa Red Ash VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; Red Almond, Sarsparilla, Soap Tree: DryT pg 23: MagIs pg 116: PRnF pg 31&75; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, PalumaW, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
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
Santalaceae
Exocarpos latifolius Broad-leaved Native Cherry VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; Bush Cherry, Native Cherry, Oringorin: DryT pg 56: MagIs pg 112; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Sapindaceae
Alectryon connatus VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
Cupaniopsis anacardioides Tuckeroo VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; Beach Tamarind: DryT pg 41: MagIs pg 76; 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
Taccaceae
Tacca leontopetaloides Polynesian Arrowroot
herb: MagIs pg 86; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
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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