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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 goes a little into the bush on both sides here, spindly taller tree trunk on right down track is Bat's wing coral Tree, another is out of sight alongside photographer

HotSpot: half way from toilets to lookout, under Bat's Wing Coral Tree (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
Asteraceae
Pterocaulon sphacelatum
: DryT pg 170: MagIs pg 86; see species at: PalumaW, AlligCk, MtStu
Bixaceae
Cochlospermum gillivraei Kapok
small tree; Native Kapok: DryT pg 35: MagIs pg 108; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, 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
Celastraceae
Maytenus disperma Orangebark VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; Orange Boxwood, Orange Bush: DryT pg 125; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, PalumaW, AlligCk, MtStu
Euphorbiaceae
Croton arnhemicus Hard cascarilla
tree: MagIs pg 124; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk
Flueggea virosa White Current
med. shrub - woody: DryT pg 109: MagIs pg 112 as Flueggea virosa subsp. melanthesoides; 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
Fabaceae
Cajanus reticulatus
shrub: DryT pg 149: MagIs pg 68; see species at: AlligCk
*Crotalaria pallida Streaked Rattlepod
med. shrub - woody: MagIs pg 68; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu
Erythrina vespertilio Bat's Wing Coral tree
small tree; Bean Tree, Cork Tree: DryT pg 45; see species at: AlligCk
Indigofera sp. (australis or pratensis) Australian Indigo
med. shrub - woody; Forest Indigo, Hill Indigo: DryT pg 162 as Indigofera pratensis; see species at: AlligCk
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
Mimosaceae
Acacia holosericea Candelabra Wattle VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small shrub; Silver Leaf Wattle: DryT pg 94: MagIs pg 102: PRnF pg 73; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk
Moraceae
Ficus virens? Banyan
tree; White Fig: MagIs pg 44; see species at: AlligCk
Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus alba now is Eucalyptus platyphylla
Eucalyptus crebra Narrow-leaved Ironbark VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
med. tree; Narrow-leaved Red Ironbark, Ironbark, Narrow-leaved Red Ironbark: PRnF pg 73; see species at: PalumaW, AlligCk
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
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
Linociera ramiflora now is Chionanthus ramiflora
Pittosporaceae
Bursaria incana Prickly Pine VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; Mock Orange: DryT pg 26: MagIs pg 130: PRnF pg 75; see species at: PalumaW, AlligCk
Poaceae
Coelorhachis rottboellioides now is Mnesithea rottboellioides
Cymbopogon sp. (indet.)
grass; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu
Mnesithea rottboellioides Northern Cane Grass
grass: MagIs pg 26 as Coelorhachis rottboellioides; see species at: AlligCk, MtStu
Rhamnaceae
*Ziziphus mauritiana Chinee Apple
tree; Indian Jujube; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, 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
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
Dodonaea viscosa Sticky Hop Bush
tall shrub; Giant Hop Bush: MagIs pg 130; see species at: AlligCk, MtStu
Smilacaceae
Smilax australis Austral Sarsaparilla
climber, not woody: MagIs pg 42: PRnF pg 34; see species at: PalumaRnF, AlligCk
Solanaceae
Physalis minima? Cape Goosberry
subshrub; Wild Goosberry; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu
Taccaceae
Tacca leontopetaloides Polynesian Arrowroot
herb: MagIs pg 86; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Verbenaceae
*Lantana camara Common Lantana
: MagIs pg 62: PRnF pg 35; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, PalumaRnF, AlligCk, MtStu
*Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Snake Weed
herb; Light Blue Snakeweed: MagIs pg 52; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu
Ferns
Adiantaceae
Cheilanthes sieberi Mulga Fern VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
Rock Fern: MagIs pg 134; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, PalumaW, AlligCk
Conifers
Cycadaceae
RE C Cycas media Zamia Palm
cycad; Zamia Nut, Tree Zamia, Nut Palm; see species at: AlligCk


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