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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 both sides of track here, note foot of stairs from upper level at toilet block

HotSpot: track to beach from steps at south end of boardwalk (Alligator Ck. picnic area walk):
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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

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

Stairs from upper level

Casuarinaceae
Casuarina cunninghamiana River Sheoak
tree; River Oak: PRnF pg 69; see species at: AlligCk
Euphorbiaceae
Alchornea thozetiana
small shrub; 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
Phyllanthus novaehollandiae
shrub: MagIs pg 128; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu
Fabaceae
Pongamia pinnata Pongamia VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; Indian Pongamia: DryT pg 80: MagIs pg 70; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Meliaceae
Melia azedarach White Cedar
small tree; Cape Lilac, China Berry, Persian Lilac: MagIs pg 80: PRnF pg 71; see species at: BaldRk, AlligCk
Mimosaceae
Acacia spirorbis VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu
Moraceae
Ficus hispida Boombil
small tree; Hairy Fig; see species at: AlligCk
Myrtaceae
Callistemon viminalis Weeping Bottlebrush
tall shrub/small tree; see species at: AlligCk
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
Lophostemon grandiflorus Northern Swamp Box VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
med. tree; Northern Swamp Mahogany: DryT pg 66: MagIs pg 100; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk
Oleaceae
Jasminum didymum subsp. racemosum Coastal Jasmine
climber, not woody; Jasmine (twin fruited): MagIs pg 36; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu
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
Nauclea orientalis Leichhardt Tree
med. tree; Cheesewood: MagIs pg 56; see species at: BaldRk, AlligCk
Sapindaceae
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
Guioa acutifolia
small tree: PRnF pg 33; see species at: PalumaRnF, AlligCk
Sterculiaceae
Commersonia bartramia Brown Kurrajong
med. tree; Snow in Summer: PRnF pg 34; see species at: PalumaRnF, AlligCk
Helicteres semiglabra
small shrub: MagIs pg 88; see species at: AlligCk
Conifers
Cycadaceae
RE C Cycas media Zamia Palm
cycad; Zamia Nut, Tree Zamia, Nut Palm; see species at: AlligCk

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