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TREAT News | Cool Season April - June 2018

Coming Field Day

A TREAT field day will be held on Saturday 16 June at Cloudland Nature Refuge on Seamark Road, commencing at 2 pm. The property is owned by Dave Hudson and Robyn Land and has been part of the Kickstart trials (see TREAT NEWS Jan-Mar 2018). Two sites on the property were set aside for treatment, together with 2 control plots which received no treatment. TREAT held a field day here in 2012 when the Kickstart intervention treatments had just begun. At the coming field day we will be able to see the results of different intervention treatments over the last 5 years.

Cloudland is 8.5 km along Seamark Road off the Malanda - Millaa Millaa highway and parking at the property is limited. At the beginning of Seamark Road there is plenty of roadside parking area from where people can car-pool. TREAT will provide an afternoon tea after the walk around. For those unable to walk down to the sites, a 4WD will be available.


Inside this issue


Award for TREAT

Barb Lanskey

It was such a thrill for TREAT to be announced as the recipient of the Chair's award at the 2017 Wet Tropics Management Authority's (WTMA) Cassowary Awards on 10th March this year. It was an extra thrill for me as I was invited to come up on stage with Angela to accept the award. I'd gone down with Angela and Mark to Tjapukai at Smithfield, where the awards were held, and as TREAT had received a formal invitation we were hopeful of winning the conservation award. This was the first award on the programme and we were somewhat disappointed when we didn't win, although the two who did were both very deserving. For the remaining 7 awards, we just relaxed and were interested to listen to what work was being done by others in the Wet Tropics.

I was unaware there was a Chair's award as this was given for the first time at the 2016 awards which I hadn't attended. When Leslie Shirreffs, the Chair of the Board, was called back to the stage and started talking of a community group she'd heard about when she first arrived in the area, we quickly realised she was talking about TREAT. We got a bit nervous and wondered what was coming, and then TREAT was announced as the recipient of the Chair's award. A big sound of approval came from the audience, which was quite special. We urged Angela forward to accept, and then they called my name to come up as well, so we both ended up in the acceptance photo. Angela completely forgot what she'd intended to say if we won the other award and simply said she accepted the award for all the volunteers in TREAT.

Many congratulations followed and we were ushered here and there for photos. There were photos of all the finalists, a WTMA photo of category winners, and Alison Webb (Regional Director of QPWS) wanted a photo with the Minister for the Environment, Leeanne Enoch. TREAT has since received email congratulations from the Department of Environment and Science, as well as a congratulatory letter from Bob Manning, Mayor of Cairns Regional Council, who had attended the awards.

The award itself is not the usual stylised cassowary wooden figure but a silver coin depicting a cassowary with chick, mounted in a box with a glass front. It will be proudly hung at the Lake Eacham nursery.

Leslie Shirreffs, Angela McCaffrey and Barbara Lanskey. (Image courtesy WTMA)

WTMA Award

Fantastic Fungi – Nature’s Recyclers

Irene Gorman

A workshop and fungi-spotting walk was hosted at the TREAT nursery, Lake Eacham, on Sunday 18 March, 2018. This workshop was one of a series held in the region to encourage community participation in the Queensland Mycological Society’s ‘Tropical Fungi Project’. Workshops were also held in Kuranda and at the JCU campus in Cairns. Interest in the workshops was high, with all workshops being delivered to capacity crowds and having additional hopefuls on standby.

The Tropical Fungi Project aims to provide local people with the necessary skills for capturing images, recording data for the Atlas-of-Living-Australia and making collections for identification and scientific analysis, while also learning about the ecological roles of fungi. One major outcome of this recruitment of local 'citizen scientists' is hoped to be the publication of a field guide of fungi in the region.

Scarlet_Waxcap

The workshop opened with fascinating and informative presentations by mycologists Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher, Dr Fran Guard and Dr Sandra Abell on the roles and importance of fungi in healthy ecosystems. Relatively little is yet known of the ecology of fungi compared to organisms from the plant and animal kingdoms, due to their rather clandestine nature. We are all familiar with the often beautiful and sometimes quite bizarre fruiting structures of macrofungi, that are commonly called mushrooms and toadstools, however the real action occurs in the delicate networks of fungal hyphae and microfungi that are mostly hidden within the soil or other substrates or are too small to be seen with the naked eye. While some fungi can be pathogenic, the majority are beneficial, and even vital, for the survival of other organisms. Fungi are nature’s great recyclers and are crucial for the breakdown of dead organic material and the return of nutrients into the soil. In addition to their recycling activities, many fungi are able to assist plants in their uptake of water and nutrients.

The importance of fungi in the complex relationships and delicate balances required to maintain healthy ecosystems was highlighted in a discussion of truffles. Although the majority of Australian native truffles are ‘false’ truffles, Australia has more species of truffles identified than Europe. While native truffles are not particularly tasty for humans to eat, they form about 70% of the diet of the Northern Bettong. The Northern Bettong is a key disperser of native truffle spores in the forests they inhabit. Native truffles have been identified as the most important fungi for maintaining the health of the forest trees with which they grow. The decline of the Northern Bettong to endangered status therefore has serious implications for the health of these forests.

Understanding the role of fungi in healthy ecosystems is particularly important for flora regeneration groups, such as TREAT. The survival of regeneration plantings and the speed with which plantings develop into healthy, self-sustaining ecosystems can be enhanced through strategies that promote colonisation by appropriate fungal species. The most successful strategy is to plant outwards from pristine remnants wherever possible. This allows the endemic fungal species to infiltrate the plantings from the remnants. Where this isn’t possible, inoculation of plantings with spores from nearby pristine remnants can be beneficial. The recommended procedure is to transfer leaf litter from the remnant into the newly planted area. It is not recommended to transfer soil. Although the reason is not yet known, experience has shown that transfer of soil results in a higher proportion of pathogenic fungi.

Fungi workshop

In addition to the informative presentations, workshop participants were given the opportunity to break up into groups and go for a wander with the experts to search for fungi around the nursery area and at Wrights Creek. Recent wet weather and a welcome easing in the rain at just the right time contributed to these field trips being both enjoyable and productive. Over 50 species of fungi were found in less than an hour. Many interesting samples were collected and taken back to the nursery to be identified and shown to all the groups. Excitingly, at least two species previously unknown to the mycology team were found.

The workshop was wrapped up with advice on how to take useful photographs and collect fungi for identification, as well as the importance of recording habitat information to accompany photos and samples. Participants were introduced to ‘iNaturalist’ – a phone app and website where the public can record and share their observations of plants and animals, crowdsource identifications, build knowledge through on-line discussions, participate in projects and even run a ‘bioblitz’ (an event where people try to find as many species as possible).

On behalf of all the workshop participants, many thanks to the workshop presenters and organisers and to Barbara and Elisabeth for the lovely morning tea and lunch that were provided. And for those who missed out on the workshops this time, the good news is that it is hoped that more workshops will be held in the near future.

Zombie fungus

Zombie fungus. ‘Zombie’ fungi are parasitic and take over control of their insect hosts to force them to find a nice, sheltered location. They digest the host then grow a fruit body out of the host to release spores onto other hapless victims.


Planting in the Pouring Rain

Angela McCaffrey

With trepidation Mark and I set off for Dave Hudson’s property 'Cloudland NR' early one Thursday morning. It was still dark but Mark wanted to get there before anyone else because there were still holes to drill and fertilizer to put out before any trees could get planted. This was one of a couple of additional plantings over and above the formal schedule where hardy tree planters could continue the good work and help where funding had been granted under the Nature Refuge Landholder Grant program.

This was to be like no other tree planting this season because the day before was the beginning of several days of torrential rain; but no one wanted to put the planting off because it would be very hard to reschedule.

The planted area was split in two, East and West with 980 trees between the two. The West had been prepared first, the day before, so while Mark continued to prepare the Eastern site, five of us carefully picked our way down the slippery slope to the bottom of the gully where the Kickstart area meets the natural forest. The rain had eased off to start with and I was already pleased because I had negotiated the slope without falling down in the mud, something which Mark had predicted I couldn’t do, plus the site is incredibly beautiful. Feeling buoyed with confidence we started to plant moving steadily up the steep slope scrambling from one hole to the next and chatting as we went.

It started to rain but it didn’t dampen our spirits then suddenly it was pouring, raining so hard that it felt like a tap was turned on over one’s head and conversation ceased. We knuckled down to getting the trees in, squeezing the water out of the soil and making little drains to help it flow out of the holes even though it was flowing down our hands filling them back up again as we worked. Eventually we finished the Western side and Dave went to the bottom to gather the poles we had used to help stay upright on the way down and as the rain briefly eased, we squidged our way back up the hill to the house again, without slipping down! It must have been about noon and we could see about another six people moving over the slope in the Eastern site. Dave and Rob Rankine went without hesitation to join them but I’d had enough and couldn’t face another trudge down the slope in the rain.

Most of us had dry clothes to change into so once warm and dry with a hot cuppa in one hand we began to feel human again. About 1 pm all was finished and the soggy eight came back to get dry and enjoy a beautiful lunch of homemade soup, cakes and biscuits made by Dave’s wife Robyn Land and Kylie Freebody.

Conversation flowed with the tea and cakes until we felt it was time to head off.

Those not yet mentioned included a contingent from TRC with Scott Morrison and Audrey Hill, Kickstart researcher Prof Carla Catterall and TREAT members Alan Gillanders and Larry Crook.


TRC’s New NRM and Biosecurity Coordinator

The Tablelands Regional Council (TRC) has created a new position, ‘Coordinator of Natural Resource Management and Biosecurity’ to provide a whole-of-Council approach to natural resource management, biosecurity and land protection.

Scott Morrison has recently been appointed in this position and has a background in Natural Resource Management in Northern Australia.

The Coordinator role involves:


Kindergarten Planting

Barb Lanskey

In September last year, C & K Kindergarten contacted TREAT about planting some trees/ vegetation in an area behind the kindy which they had leased from the council and fenced. They wanted a play space which would feel as natural as possible for the children. I had a look at the area and found it already contained a lot of trees several metres high, planted on what appeared to be a soil dump area. The kindy essentially wanted to extend this tree area in order to hide their new fence and some of the adjacent Childcare Centre.

I enlisted Ken Schaffer's help and we measured out two areas, leaving access for delivery trucks, water run-off and an open area where the children could gather. We decided about 70 trees would be needed and asked Nick to supply suitable ones for the project - QPWS have always supplied trees for schools.

The kindy obtained permission to plant the trees and encouraged parents to take part in the project. Mark McCaffrey is a master at hole-digging and offered to auger the holes on the morning of 21 March, a suitable date. I collected the trees from the nursery the day before and Angela came along to assist on the morning.

Kindy planting

As advised, the kindy had poisoned the grass in the two areas. Also, five bales of hay were delivered early on the planting morning. As well as his auger and hole marker, Mark brought along gloves and trowels for the parents' use for planting, and he put out the TREAT sign. Mark and I arrived early to decide on hole positions and while Mark augered them, Angela and I sorted appropriate trees into the holes. By the time these jobs were completed, a few parents had arrived. The kindy had invited Tableland Community Link and the police along, plus The Tablelander media, so it became a sizeable group, which was very pleasing. Angela demonstrated to the parents how to plant a tree and they got down to the task with their children helping. Conveniently, there was a tap close by, so buckets were filled and all the trees were watered. Angela also explained how to mulch around the trees, suggesting a suitably descriptive 'nest' for the little trees, and this job was relished by the children.

The planting was completed by 10.15am, with everyone very happy. Natasha from The Tablelander had taken many photos and a spread of them appeared in the paper on 3rd April. There was a lot of rain the week after the planting and the trees are doing very well.


2018 Planting Season

Barb Lanskey

This year we had some good wet season rain, which was a welcome change from the past several years. We didn't start community plantings until February, to avoid the really hot days of January, and then plantings were scheduled for every weekend until the middle of April. Good numbers of volunteers have turned up to plant or help prepare the barbecue. Two plantings needed to be cancelled due to the rain. The first was cancelled because heavy rain during the week made site preparation impossible and the second was cancelled because the creek site was expected to flood when Cyclone Nora was in the Gulf. The planting at Emms' was done during the next week and the second planting at Kilpatrick's is to be done on 21st April.

Rock Road plantings - 3rd February, 17th February (2500, 2500 trees)

Rock Road

These were the first and third community plantings and were on Dirrans End Nature Refuge where South Endeavour Trust are widening the southern connection of the Rock Road Corridor. Access to the property was via 4WD from parking on Rock Road, and after sign-on, we walked to the site. It was a very large site to be planted but relatively easy with mild slopes. Geoff Onus and his team at NQ Land Management Services (NQLMS) had prepared the site and dug holes for both plantings. With plenty of sub-soil moisture, no water crystals were used and this would hopefully encourage the tree roots to spread out in search of moisture. It was a hot day for the first planting and the auger spoil had dried out, but water was available at the site for the trees to be watered. There was plenty of dead grass to use as mulch. A big rain event the next day delivered 200mm on the trees. This was unfortunately followed by heat wave conditions and quite a few of the trees burnt off, although many of them are now apparently shooting back.

The second planting had good weather conditions with mist rolling in and even some light drizzle. Again the auger spoil had dried out with hot days, but that evening there was 22mm of storm rain on the planting, just as Geoff had hoped. In total, 10,000 trees were to be planted on the site and NQLMS have now planted 5,000 to add to the 5,000 planted by the community.

Students from the School for Field Studies (SFS) came to both plantings and volunteer numbers were nearly 90 for the first planting and 65 for the second planting. The barbecues were held at the shed on the property at the northern end of the Corridor and TREAT's two catering teams organised a day each.

Hoare's plantings - 3rd March, 7th April (2500, 2600 trees)

Hoare

These plantings on the Hoare property were to extend the Peterson Creek Wildlife Corridor on the southern side near Lake Barrine Road. Site preparation for each planting was done by Mark McCaffrey and the trees came from the Lake Eacham nursery.

The weather was good on both days with plenty of cloud and even some light drizzle at the second planting. Fertiliser and water crystals were put in the holes by the volunteers who arrived early. Bales of hay were positioned around the site so the trees could be well mulched after they were planted. The soil was damp for both plantings, but the trees were still watered after planting, using hoses and a pump at the creek. Good rain followed the first planting and those trees are really thriving. So far there has been only light rain on the second planting.

The students (24) from SFS came to the first planting and boosted volunteer numbers to 82. We were pleased to see 9 of them come to the second planting as well - the students are usually too busy at that time with their Directed Research projects. They helped water some of the trees planted. There were 51 volunteers at the second planting. QPWS nursery staff came to both plantings as the Corridor is between two national parks and they've always helped. In earlier years they were able to do the site preparation and maintenance as part of QPWS work. TREAT's 'Dream Team' did the catering at both plantings and we had the benefit of gathering for the barbecue in a new big shed.

Emms' plantings - 10th March, 14th April (1600, 3000 trees)

Emms

The first planting was cancelled due to rain but was then done on 13th March. NQLMS had dug holes the day before and added fertiliser to them. A Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) team came up from Cairns to do the planting and 9 volunteers were able to come for TREAT. The planting didn't start till 9am to give the CVA team time to travel. We planted up 2 strips adjacent to strips planted last year, in a corridor section from the Cassowary Care area on Barrine Park to the bigger cassowary enclosure area on Cedarvale. Some of the CVA team planted and some mulched. Angela and I started planting alongside them but soon found ourselves doing quality control behind the inexperienced planters. Mulch was from the slashed grass on site but bags of it were later collected from over the fence. The soil was moist and all the trees were planted by 12.15pm. The last section hadn't been mulched but the CVA team were to do that in the afternoon.

Carolyn had prepared a very nice gourmet lunch for us back at her house at Barrine Park and some of us ate and relaxed in the big lounge chairs on the verandah.

The second planting was on Cedarvale, on the exposed eastern side of the hill where we had filled in some grass strips last year. This year we continued that task and were pleased the students from SFS came along to help as the slope was quite steep. NQLMS had dug the holes and added fertiliser and water crystals and were on hand this day to help. The weather was mostly cloudy and reasonably cool and the 61 volunteers had the planting completed by 9.30am. Then we headed back to Barrine Park for the barbecue prepared by the Dream Team. The soil had been moist but the trees were being watered as we planted (using hoses from a tank on a trailer) and this job was to be continued by Phil and others after the barbecue.

BCC plantings: Holmes - 10th February (1800 trees), Kilpatrick - 24th March (1400 trees)

Holmes

The planting at Holmes' property was organised by Barron Catchment Care (BCC) with funding to plant 1800 trees. It was expanding a corridor to Leslie Creek from regrowth forest on Mt Quincan. Next year funding could finish the expansion, which would take only 800 trees. We had fine weather for this planting, cloudy at times, and the soil was definitely wet, even mucky where a strip of Lomandra was planted under the power lines. There was good rain in the week leading up to the planting. NQLMS had dug the holes and added fertiliser. Water crystals were not used as springs in the mountain flow across the area to the creek. We started at the top where there was a lot of quincan in the soil and finished with the strip of Lomandra at the bottom. There were 56 volunteers and the planting was finished before 10am. TREAT's 'Team 1' had the barbecue ready in time and Geoff spoke about the corridor.

The second BCC planting at Kilpatrick's had to be cancelled and is now scheduled to be done on 21st April. The site has been flooded twice, but by April 21st all should be well.

Massey Creek planting - 17th March (1100 trees)

Massey Ck

TREAT has been helping QPWS plant at Massey Creek for about 20 years. Their project is widening a narrow section of forest in the Walter Hill Ranges Corridor which links the coast to the highlands. This planting was on a flat area next to last year's planting and the day was cool and partly cloudy. The soil was moist, but much of the auger spoil had dried out and got lost among the fern mulch. This meant digging into the moist ground for back-fill for many holes and this made the planting slower than usual. Frost guards were pegged next to some of the trees and these were put on after the particular tree was planted - to protect it from selective grazing by wallabies and pademelons. Fertiliser and water crystals were put in the holes by the early volunteers. Mulch was plentiful from the slashed grass and fern on site.

At the first section planted, QPWS are trialling and monitoring revegetation there with trees spaced further apart and using fewer, selective species. It is hoped that the area can develop into forest with less effort and cost, as staff at the nursery now have fewer resources and there is still a lot of area to revegetate. We noticed that even for the rest of the planting, space between tree rows was wide enough to allow for slashing as well as hand-spraying.

Volunteer numbers were increased when 18 students from the School for International Training arrived and they helped later with the watering. QPWS set up irrigation on the first section of trees while planting continued across the laneway, and these trees too were all watered, but using buckets. The planting finished soon after 10am when most of the 50 volunteers headed for the barbecue. Those helping with the watering came a bit later. On this occasion, the Dream Team provided us with the welcome good food and drink.

Clarkson's planting - 24th Feb. (1700 trees)

Clarkson

John and Marion Clarkson obtained a Nature Refuge (NR) grant to enhance an edge area of their NR where some trees had already been planted and some fast-growing pioneer recruits were many metres tall. The weather was mild and the soil was moist. Mark helped auger holes for the planting and an additional buffer area for 200 trees from TREAT. At Topaz there is seldom a shortage of rain and a few holes were simply dug with a shovel. With fertile soil and plenty of rain, fertiliser and water crystals weren't necessary. Under pleasant conditions, 56 volunteers completed the planting by 9.30am. Some excess mulch from the bottom area was added to the top trees where the mulch was scarce.

Team 1 prepared the barbecue on the front patio of the house and we ate and relaxed in the delightful tree/lawn setting.

McCaffrey's planting - 31st March (1550 trees)

McCaffrey

The area for this planting on Mark and Angela's property had been part of the Kickstart trials. Lots of tobacco trees had grown during the trials and now that the trials had ended, Mark and Angela were keen to plant the area with a range of diverse species as they'd done for the rest of their plantings. As it was Easter Saturday, the planting was not listed as a community planting but it was hoped several TREAT members would come along. It was the final large planting for their Ringtail Crossing NR corridor and 31 volunteers turned up. Mark had prepared the site with his usual expertise and the tobacco trees were all dead and the trial recruits left in place. The holes all had fertiliser and water cystals added. The day was cloudy with occasional drizzle and very pleasant for planting. With more people than expected, the planting was finished by 10.15am. Angela had prepared a great spread for us back at their shed, easter eggs added for the occasion, and there was plenty of time for relaxation and chat.

It's been a good planting season and the welcome rain should give the trees a great start.


In Memory of Memory

I’m standing in this doorway in a sort of semi-trance
I must be here for something; I’ve not arrived by chance
But what it is eludes me.  This happens frequently.
If I go back to where I was it might come back to me.

I could be in the kitchen; or wandering round the shed
Before an open cupboard, or waiting by the bed
For some kind of inspiration of what I’ve come here for
But no, it still escapes me.  It’s not there any more.

Or else it sometimes happens that before my trip’s borne fruit
I find myself diverted while I’m still somewhere en route
Forgetting why I’m going I begin another task
I wish my brain would stay on track – is that too much to ask?

It’s bad enough when we get old and bits of us go flat
And start to wear, but that’s just age; I half-expected that
But worse than slowing physically, if that’s not bad enough
Is forgetting what I’m doing – I find that kind of rough.

My memory’s always been a strength, or so I used to boast
But more and more it lets me down just when I need it most
I remember all the words of songs from 1962
But as for what we had for tea last night?  No, not a clue.

Maybe you’re the lucky ones with faculties still keen
Though some I’m sure here present know precisely what I mean.
I’ll give a sort of rundown of what happens every day
You might find it familiar if you too have got that way.

There’s a picture that needs hanging on the wall above the bed
I leave it there to get the drill; but it’s up in the shed
I hurry off to get it and the hooks I’ll also need
But half way there I notice there’s a garden full of weeds.
I pause to pull out blue-top; when I’ve been there a while 
I find I need the barrow for I’ve built up quite a pile
Now where on earth’s the bike pump?  ‘Cos the barrow tyre is flat
I head off to the bike shed so that I can deal with that.

But when I reach the bike shed, a branch has fallen down
It’s leaning right across the door.  I stand there with a frown.
I’ll have to find the pruning saw – that’s hanging on the wall
I head back down towards the house – but then I hear a call.

It’s coming from the chook yard, yes, there it is again
Reminding me they’ve not been fed – I go and fetch their grain
And while they feed I get the eggs and carry them inside
By now it’s time for coffee.  I sit down with my bride.

And while we drink our coffee we discuss what must be done
There’s all these jobs – we start a list (I mean another one
We also did this yesterday while we were having lunch
We’ll do it all again next day – that’s more than just a hunch.)

So when we’ve finished smoko and we’ve put the cups away
We potter round the place for the remainder of the day
Starting yet another job until…, you know the score
We soon become distracted by a yet more urgent chore.

This sort of stuff goes on all day, until eventually
Night time sets in; we give it up, and sometime after tea
I head off to the bedroom to lay my weary head
But no, no sleep for me – that picture’s still there on the bed.

© Geoff Errey, December 2017


Seed/ Fruit Collection Diary January - March 2018

SpeciesCommon NameCollection Location/
Regional Ecosystem
Acronychia crassipetala Crater Aspen7.8.4
Agathis microstachya Bull Kauri 7.8.2
Agathis robusta Queensland Kauri Pine 7.8.3
Alphitonia petriei Saraparilla 7.8.2, 7.8.4
Alphitonia whiteii Northern Red Ash 7.8.2, 7.8.4
Alpinia caerulea Native Ginger 7.8.2
Alstonia scholaris Milky Pine 7.3.10, 7.8.1, 7.8.3, 7.8.4
Archontophoenix alexandrae Alexandra Palm 7.3.10
Athertonia diversifolia Atherton Oak 7.8.2, 7.8.3, 7.8.4
Beilschmiedia bancroftii Yellow Walnut 7.8.2
Blepharocarya involucrigera Rose Butternut 7.8.2
Carronia protensa - 7.8.2
Casuarina cunninghamiana subsp. cunninghamiana River Sheoak7.8.3
Cerbera inflata Grey Milkwood 7.8.3
Cnesmocarpon dasyantha Pink Tamarind 7.8.2
Cryptocarya triplinervis var. pubens Brown Laurel 7.3.10, 7.8.3
Cupaniopsis foveolata White Tamarind 7.8.2
Daphnandra repandula Northern Yellow Sassafras 7.8.4
Darlingia darlingiana Brown Silky Oak 7.8.2
Dysoxylum mollissimum subsp. molle Miva Mahogany 7.8.3
Dysoxylum parasiticum Yellow Mahogany 7.8.2, 7.8.3
Elaeocarpus coorangooloo Brown Quandong 7.8.3
Elattostachys microcarpa Scrub Tamarind 7.8.2
Emmenosperma alphitonioides Bone Wood 7.8.2, 7.8.3, 7.8.4
Euroschinus falcatum Pink Poplar 7.8.3
Ficus congesta Red Leaf Fig 7.8.2
Ficus crassipes Round Leaf Banana Fig 7.8.4
Ficus destruens Rusty Fig 7.8.4
Ficus leptoclada Atherton Fig7.8.2, 7.8.4
Ficus pleurocarpa Banana Fig 7.8.2
Ficus septica Septic Fig7.8.2
Ficus watkinsiana Watkin's Fig7.8.2, 7.8.3, 7.8.4
Flindersia brayleyana Queensland Maple7.8.2, 7.8.4
Flindersia pimenteliana Maple Silkwood7.8.2
Flindersia schottiana Bumpy Ash7.3.10, 7.8.3
Fontainea picrosperma Fontain's Blush7.8.2
Geissois biagiana Northern Brush Mahogany 7.8.2, 7.8.4
Gillbeea adenopetala Pink Alder 7.8.2
Gmelina fasciculiflora White Beech7.8.2
Guioa acutifolia Glossy Tamarind7.8.2
Homalanthus novoguineensis Tropical Bleeding Heart 7.8.2, 7.8.4
Melaleuca viminalis Weeping Bottlebrush7.8.3
Melodorum leichhardtii Zig-Zag Vine 7.8.2, 7.8.3
Nauclea orientalis Leichhardt's Pine 7.3.10
Neisosperma poweri Red Boat Tree 7.8.2
Neolitsea dealbata Grey Bollywood 7.8.2
Phaleria clerodendron Scented Daphne 7.8.2
Pitaviaster haplophyllus Yellow Aspen 7.8.2, 7.8.4
Sarcotoechia serrata Fern Leaved Tamarind 7.8.2
Sloanea australis subsp. parviflora Blush Alder 7.8.4
Sloanea macbrydei Grey Carabeen 7.8.2, 7.8.4
Stenocarpus davallioides Fern Leaved Stenocarpus -
Stenocarpus sinuatus Wheel of Fire Tree 7.8.2
Sundacarpus amara Black Pine 7.8.4
Symplocos cochinchinensis var. gittonsii Gittin's Hairy White Hazelwood 7.8.4
Symplocos stawellii var. stawellii White Hazelwood 7.8.2
Syzygium claviflorum Trumpet Satinash 7.8.2
Syzygium kuranda Kuranda Satinash 7.8.2, 7.8.4
Syzygium papyraceum Paperbark Satinash 7.8.2, 7.8.4
Syzygium sayeri Pink Satinash 7.8.2
Syzygium tierneyanum River Cherry 7.3.10
Thaleropia queenslandica Myrtle Satinash7.8.4
Xanthostemon whitei Red Penda 7.8.2
Zanthoxylum venificum Thorny Yellowwood 7.8.2

Species and Common names are taken from 'Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants' online key.

http://keys.trin.org.au:8080/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/index.html

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