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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 at "Quarantine Station Hot Spots": bend at bridge | graves turn-off | dam-wall to creek-bed | closed forest edge |

Dam wall visible in distance

HotSpot: along track from dam wall edge to centre of creekbed (Many Peaks Range, Quarantine Station Dam circuit) | about the data & symbols & references | top | Quarantine Station 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

Acanthaceae
Pseuderanthemum variabile Love Shrub

Hillside just above track also

subshrub: MagIs pg 54; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk
Amaranthaceae
*Alternanthera bettzickiana
: MagIs pg 56; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn
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 ruscifolia Moonya
med. shrub - woody; Prickly Alyxia, Native Holly, Prickly Lixy; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn
Ervatamia orientalis now is Tabernaemontana orientalis
Tabernaemontana orientalis Eastern Gondola Bush
small tree; Banana Bush: DryT pg 84: MagIs pg 48 as Ervatamia orientalis; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn
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
Garuga floribunda
tree: MagIs pg 78; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn
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
Combretaceae
Terminalia melanocarpa Native Damson Plum
med. tree: MagIs pg 118; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn
Commelinaceae
Commelina ensifolia Scurvy Grass
Wandering Jew: DryT pg 152; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Commelina undulata now incl. as part of Commelina ensifolia
Cyperaceae
Scleria sphacelata Razor Grass VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
sedge: MagIs pg 18; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, PalumaW, AlligCk, MtStu
Ebenaceae
Diospyros ferrea var. geminata now is Diospyros geminata
Diospyros geminata Native Ebony VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; Iron Tree: DryT pg 42: MagIs pg 122 as Diospyros ferrea var. geminata; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
Euphorbiaceae
Cleistanthus dallachyanus
see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn
Croton arnhemicus Hard cascarilla
tree: MagIs pg 124; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk
Euphorbiaceae
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 cuminata
Flueggea virosa White Current
med. shrub - woody: DryT pg 109: MagIs pg 112 as Flueggea virosa subsp. melanthesoides; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk
*Jatropha gossypiifolia Bellyache Bush
see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn
Mallotus nesophilus
tree: MagIs pg 124; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn
Fabaceae
Canavalia papuana Wild Jack Bean
see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn
*Crotalaria pallida Streaked Rattlepod
med. shrub - woody: MagIs pg 68; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu
Malvaceae
Hibiscus sp. (indet.)
see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn
Mimosaceae
Acacia spirorbis VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu
Paraserianthes toona Red Siris
tall tree: MagIs pg 72 as Albizia toona; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, MtStu
Myrtaceae
Corymbia tessellaris see alternative name Eucalyptus tessellaris
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
Eugenia reinwardtiana Cedar Bay Cherry VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
med. shrub - woody; Beach Cherry: MagIs pg 64; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
Oleaceae
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
Passifloraceae
*Passiflora foetida Mossy Passion Flower
climber; Stinking Passion Flower: MagIs pg 42; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Poaceae
Cymbopogon ambiguus Scent Grass
grass: MagIs pg 26; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn
Heteropogon contortus Black Spear Grass VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
grass; Bunch Speargrass: MagIs pg 24; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu
Heteropogon triticeus Giant Spear Grass VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
grass: MagIs pg 24; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, PalumaW, AlligCk, MtStu
*Melinis repens Red Natale Grass
grass: MagIs pg 20 as Rhynchelytrum repens; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
Setaria australiensis Scrub Pigeon Grass
grass; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, MtStu
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
*Ziziphus mauritiana Chinee Apple
tree; Indian Jujube; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, 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
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
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
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
Vitaceae
Cissus reniformis
climber; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn

 

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