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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

Lookout over creek

HotSpot: Lookout (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

Anacardiaceae
Euroschinus falcata Ribbonwood VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; Pink Poplar, Blush Cudgerie, Chinaman's Cedar, Maiden's Blush: DryT pg 55: MagIs pg 78; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu
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
Apocynaceae
Alyxia spicata Chain Fruit VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
climber: DryT pg 100: MagIs pg 48: PRnF pg 21&72; see species at: PalumaW, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
Cyperaceae
Scleria sphacelata Razor Grass VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
sedge: MagIs pg 18; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, PalumaW, AlligCk, MtStu
Euphorbiaceae
Antidesma parvifolium Currant Bush VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
shrub: MagIs pg 122; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
Croton arnhemicus Hard cascarilla
tree: MagIs pg 124; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, 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
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
Mimosaceae
Acacia spirorbis VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu
Myrtaceae
Eucalyptus crebra Narrow-leaved Ironbark VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
med. tree; Narrow-leaved Red Ironbark, Ironbark, Narrow-leaved Red Ironbark: PRnF g 73; see species at: PalumaW, AlligCk
Melaleuca leucadendra Weeping Teatree
med. tree; Weeping Paperback: DryT pg 68: MagIs pg 100; see species at: AlligCk
Oleaceae
Jasminum simplicifolium Stiff Jasmine VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
climber; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
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
Rubiaceae
Canthium odoratum Shiny-leaved Canthium VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; Sweet Susie: MagIs pg 60; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu
Coelospermum reticulatum now is Pogonolobus reticulatus
Pogonolobus reticulatus Medecine Bush VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
shrub: DryT pg 131: MagIs pg 58 as Coelospermum reticulatum: PRnF pg 73 as Coelospermum; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, PalumaW, AlligCk
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
*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
Xanthorrhoeaceae
Lomandra longifolia Spiny-headed Mat-rush VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
tufty; Long-leaved Matrush: DryT pg 166: MagIs pg 16; see species at: PalumaW, AlligCk, MtStu
Conifers
Cycadaceae
RE C Cycas media Zamia Palm
cycad; Zamia Nut, Tree Zamia, Nut Palm; see species at: AlligCk


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