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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: Saunder's Beach coastal closed forest

 

HotSpot: Saunder's Beach, coastal closed forest walk | legends explanations references | to top | Saunder's Beach closed forest main page (not an actual spot, rather a general species list for the closed forest and adjacent area… and it is far from complete)

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

References: DryT = Townsend 1997 "Plants of the Dry Tropics"; MagIs = Jackes 1987 "Plants of Magnetic Island" PRnF = Jackes 1991 "Plants of the Tropical Rainforest"

Ring Yabulu for permission, at edge of Saunders Beach township, 60km signs in distance, enter forest along track at sign in front of the car.

Turn right off track into bush where there are no tracks, explore.

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Abrus precatorius Fabaceae Crab's Eye Vine
climber; Giddee Giddee, Rosary Pea, Precatory Bean: DryT pg 138: MagIs pg 34; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Acacia crassicarpa Mimosaceae Beach Wattle
med. tree; Northern Wattle: DryT pg 13: MagIs pg 104; see species at: BaldRk, MtStu, SndrsBch
Achyranthes aspera Amaranthaceae Chaff Flower
herb; see species at: SndrsBch
Aidia cochinchinensis now is Aidia racemosa
Aidia racemosa Rubiaceae Archer Cherry VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
med. tree; Native Cherry: MagIs pg 58; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Ailanthus triphysa Simaroubaceae White Bean
tall tree; White Siris; see species at: SndrsBch
Alectryon connatus Sapindaceae VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
Alphitonia excelsa Rhamnaceae 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
Alyxia spicata Apocynaceae Chain Fruit VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
climber: DryT pg 100: MagIs pg 48: PRnF pg 21&72; see species at: PalumaW, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
*Amaranthus viridis Amaranthaceae Green Amaranth
: MagIs pg 86; see species at: SndrsBch
Amyema bifurcatum Loranthaceae
mistletoe: MagIs pg 28; see species at: SndrsBch
Antidesma parvifolium Euphorbiaceae Currant Bush VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
shrub: MagIs pg 122; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
Aristolochia thozetii Aristolochiaceae
see species at: SndrsBch
Bidens sp. (indet.) Asteraceae
Breynia oblongifolia Euphorbiaceae Coffee Bush VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
subshrub; Dwarf's apple, Fart Bush: DryT pg 101: MagIs pg 122: PRnF pg 75; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, PalumaW, MtStu, SndrsBch
Bulbostylis barbata Cyperaceae
sedge; see species at: MtStu, SndrsBch
Canarium australianum Burseraceae 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
Capparis arborea Capparaceae Noble Caper
scrambler; Brush Caper Berry, Native Pomegranite: MagIs pg 120; see species at: SndrsBch
Capparis lucida see alternative name Capparis arborea
both intergrade indistinguishably it seems around Townsville so are combined.
Capparis sepiaria Capparaceae Bumble
scrambler/climber; Wild Orange; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Cassia retusa now is Senna surattensis subsp. retusa
Cassytha filiformis? Lauraceae Dodder laurel
climber; see species at: SndrsBch
Celtis paniculata Ulmaceae
med. tree: MagIs pg 114; see species at: SndrsBch
Cleome viscosa Capparaceae Spider Flower
Tick Weed, Mustard Bush: MagIs pg 80; see species at: SndrsBch
Clerodendrum floribundum Verbenaceae Lolly Bush VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
tall shrub; Thurkoo: DryT pg 34: MagIs pg 62; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Commelina ensifolia Commelinaceae Scurvy Grass
Wandering Jew: DryT pg 152; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Commelina undulata now incl. as part of Commelina ensifolia
?Commicarpus insularum? Nyctaginaceae
Corchorus olitorius Tiliaceae Jute
see species at: SndrsBch
Corymbia tessellaris see alternative name Eucalyptus tessellaris
Crotalaria aridicola Fabaceae Chillagoe Horse Poison
subshrub; see species at: SndrsBch
Cupaniopsis anacardioides Sapindaceae Tuckeroo VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; Beach Tamarind: DryT pg 41: MagIs pg 76; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
Deeringia amaranthoides Amaranthaceae
scrambler/climber; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, SndrsBch
Dianella caerulea Liliaceae Blue Flax-lily VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
tufty; Blue Berry Lily, Blue Flax, Paroo Lily: DryT pg 154: MagIs pg 16: PRnF pg 27&70; see species at: BaldRk, PalumaW, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Diospyros ferrea var. geminata now is Diospyros geminata
Diospyros geminata Ebenaceae 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
Diplocyclos palmatus Cucurbitaceae Striped Cucumber
climber; Native Bryony: MagIs pg 42; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, MtStu, SndrsBch
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 Euphorbiaceae 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 part is included in Drypetes deplanchei
the full on rainforest inhabiting part was split to Drypetes acuminata
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
Enneapogon robustissimus Poaceae Nine Horn Grass
grass; see species at: SndrsBch
Eucalyptus tessellaris Myrtaceae 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 Myrtaceae Cedar Bay Cherry VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
med. shrub - woody; Beach Cherry: MagIs pg 64; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
Exocarpos latifolius Santalaceae 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
Ficus opposita Moraceae Sandpaper Fig VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree: DryT pg 57: MagIs pg 46; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
Ganophyllum falcatum Sapindaceae Scaly Ash
small tree; Daintree Hickory, Red Scaly Ash: MagIs pg 78; see species at: AlligCk, SndrsBch
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 Rutaceae Scrub Wilga VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
med. tree; Green Satinheart, Greenheart: MagIs pg 102; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Gen. (Cyperaceae) sp. (indet.) Cyperaceae
sedge; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, MtStu, SndrsBch
Glycine tomentella Fabaceae Rusty Glycine
climber; Wooly Glycine: MagIs pg 32; see species at: BaldRk, MtStu, SndrsBch
Hybanthus enneaspermus Violaceae Spade Flower
herb: MagIs pg 90; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, SndrsBch
*Hyptis suaveolens Lamiaceae Hyptis
: MagIs pg 52; see species at: BaldRk, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
Jasminum didymum Oleaceae Coastal Jasmine VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
climber; see species at: AlligCk, SndrsBch
Jasminum simplicifolium Oleaceae Stiff Jasmine VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
climber; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Litsea glutinosa Lauraceae Scrub Laurel VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
tree: DryT pg 64; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
*Melinis repens Poaceae Red Natale Grass
grass: MagIs pg 20 as Rhynchelytrum repens; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
Mimusops elengi Sapotaceae Red Condoo
small tree; Tanjong Tree: DryT pg 72: MagIs pg 44; see species at: AlligCk, SndrsBch
Morinda citrifolia Rubiaceae Cheesefruit
tall shrub/small tree; Great Morinda: DryT pg 73: MagIs pg 56; see species at: SndrsBch
Pandanus spiralis commonly misnamed Pandanus whitei
P. spiralis is found only well south of the Townsville area.
Pandanus whitei Pandanaceae Screw Palm
tree; Screw Pine: DryT pg 75; see species at: SndrsBch
Passiflora aurantia Passifloraceae Red Passion Flower VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
climber; Blunt-leaved Passionfruit, Native Passionfruit: DryT pg 142: MagIs pg 42; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, MtStu, SndrsBch
*Passiflora foetida Passifloraceae Mossy Passion Flower
climber; Stinking Passion Flower: MagIs pg 42; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Perotis rara Poaceae Comet Grass
grass; see species at: SndrsBch
Planchonia careya Lecythidaceae 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
Pleiogynium timorense Anacardiaceae Burdekin Plum VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
med. tree; Tulip Plum: DryT pg 79: MagIs pg 80; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Polyalthia nitidissima Annonaceae Canary Beech
small tree: MagIs pg 120; see species at: AlligCk, SndrsBch
Pongamia pinnata Fabaceae Pongamia VERY COMMON LOCAL SPECIES
small tree; Indian Pongamia: DryT pg 80: MagIs pg 70; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Pongamia sp. (RFK 3295) now incl. as part of Pongamia pinnata
Pouteria pohlmaniana (hairy Cumming) Sapotaceae Yellow Boxwood
see species at: MtStu, SndrsBch
Randia cochinchinensis now is Aidia racemosa
Randia racemosa now is Aidia racemosa
Rhynchelytrum repens now is Melinis repens
Sarcostemma australe now is Sarcostemma viminale subsp. brunonianum
Sarcostemma viminale subsp. brunonianum Asclepiadaceae Caustic Vine
climber; Pencil Caustic: DryT pg 144: MagIs pg 30 as Sarcostemma australe; see species at: SndrsBch
Secamone elliptica Asclepiadaceae Corky Milk Vine
climber; see species at: MtStu, SndrsBch
Senna surattensis subsp. retusa Caesalpiniaceae Climbing Cassia
scrambler/climber: MagIs pg 74 as Cassia retusa; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Setaria surgens Poaceae
grass; see species at: SndrsBch
Sida cordifolia? Malvaceae Flannel Weed
subshrub: MagIs pg 82; see species at: BaldRk, SndrsBch
Spermacoce sp. (indet.) Rubiaceae
see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Stephania japonica Menispermaceae 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
Sterculia quadrifida Sterculiaceae Peanut Tree
med. tree; Red-fruit Kurrajong: DryT pg 83: MagIs pg 128; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, SndrsBch
*Stylosanthes humilis Fabaceae Townsville Stylo
Townsville Lucerne; see species at: BaldRk, SndrsBch
Tacca leontopetaloides Taccaceae Polynesian Arrowroot
herb: MagIs pg 86; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, AlligCk, SndrsBch
Terminalia muelleri Combretaceae Mueller's Damson
small tree: MagIs pg 118; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, SndrsBch
Tinospora sp. (lobed leaf Cumming 13520) Menispermaceae
see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, SndrsBch
Tribulus terrestris Zygophyllaceae Goats Head Burr
Bindii, Caltrop, Puncture Vine: MagIs pg 50; see species at: BaldRk, SndrsBch
*Triumfetta rhomboidea Tiliaceae Chinese Burr
small shrub; see species at: BaldRk, QuarStn, SndrsBch
Xenostegia tridentata Convolvulaceae
see species at: AlligCk, SndrsBch

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