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TREAT News | Wet Season January - March 2022

Community Plantings 2022

Sat 22 JanuaryRN 69 Pressley Rd, Lake BarrineEmms2500RRA/NQLMS/TREAT/WTMAVia NQLMS
Sat 29 JanuaryMisty Mountain NR, Millaa MillaaSET2000SET/NQLMS/TREAT/WTMAVia NQLMS
Sat 5 FebruaryRN 1450 Topaz Rd, TopazClarkson1500Clarkson/TREATNRLG
Sat 12 FebruaryRN 69 Pressley Rd, Lake BarrineEmms2500RRA/NQLMS/TREAT/WTMAVia NQLMS
Sat 19 FebruaryMassey Creek, RavenshoeQPWS1200QPWS/TREATQPWS
Sat 26 FebruaryMisty Mountain NR, Millaa MillaaSET2000SET/NQLMS/TREAT/WTMAVia NQLMS
Sat 5 MarchMcLean Ridge, Lake EachamMaclean1000TREAT/QPWSCSAT
Sat 12 MarchWongabel State Forest, AthertonQPWS3000BCC/NQLMS/QPWS/TREATTerrain
Sat 19 MarchRN 983 Lake Barrine Rd, Lake EachamHoare1000TREAT/QPWSTREAT
Sat 26 MarchRN 239 Winfield Rd, Lake EachamMcAuliffe2800TREAT/QPWSTerrain
Sat 2 AprilPatterson Rd, Millaa MillaaCarcary2000NQLMS/TREAT/WTMAVia NQLMS
Sat 9 AprilRN 162 Lloyd Rd, Lake BarrineStewart1500NQLMS/TREAT/WTMAVia NQLMS

NR - Nature Refuge; SET - South Endeavour Trust; NQLMS - NQ Land Management Services; BCC - Barron Catchment Care; RRA - Rainforest Reserves Australia; TRC - Tablelands Regional Council; NRLG - Nature Refuge Land Grant; CSAT - Community Sustainability Action Grant - Threatened Species; WTMA - Wet Tropics Management Authority; Via NQLMS - A successful Qld. Govt. grant not yet publicly announced.

There are 12 community plantings this season, from January 22 through till April 9, just before Easter. There are 3 new sites, the last 3 plantings, but the other sites are at or near where the community has planted before. This year 23,000 trees are scheduled for planting, the trees mostly supplied from the nurseries of QPWS/TREAT, TRC, RRA and NQLMS.

Overseas students are still unable to be with us, so we hope local volunteers will rally around with good attendance like they did last year. Everyone is welcome to come along and those new to planting trees will be given instruction on how we do it.

Emms plantings (January 22 and February 12) - Lake Barrine - 5000 trees

These plantings are on Cedarvale. TREAT has been assisting Carolyn and Phil Emms with plantings on this property since 2013 and for the first 2 years we planted around some springs at the head of a gully. In recent years we've been infilling grass strips from a 2015 planting further along a hillside, but this year's plantings will be back at 2 areas planted at the springs. Again, the plantings will help achieve quicker canopy cover and are in the fenced area which is the Cassowary Sanctuary.

Cedarvale is on Pressley Road off the Gillies Highway. Follow the TREAT signs - Cedarvale is past Barrine Park. Parking is on Cedarvale but the barbecue afterwards will be held at Barrine Park.

Misty Mountain NR plantings (January 29 and February 26) - Millaa Millaa - 4000 trees

Both these plantings are at areas closer to the entrance gate than the areas planted last year. Site preparation is being done by NQLMS and trees are being supplied by TRC.

The entrance to the property is opposite the turn-off to the Millaa Millaa lookout road. Parking is mostly on the lookout road, though there is limited 4WD parking on the property depending on the weather. Look for the TREAT signs on East Evelyn Road off the Malanda - Millaa Millaa Road.

QPWS planting (February 19) - Massey Creek - 1200 trees

Some of the trees for this planting will be infill for plantings from previous years and some will be for a couple of new small areas close by.

Massey Creek is on the Old Palmerston Highway towards Ravenshoe. Follow the TREAT signs at the wind farm on the Kennedy Highway.

TREAT plantings (March 5 and March 19) - Lake Eacham - 1000 and 1000 trees

The first of these plantings is at McLean Ridge where the trees will be infill for the plantings done last year. Turn right into McLean Ridge off McLean Road off Gadgarra Road. Parking is along Mclean Ridge and there is a walking track to the site.

The second planting is at Hoare's property on Lake Barrine Road near Lake Eacham. This is an extension of the plantings previously done at Peterson Creek, and is along the eastern boundary near the road.

BCC planting (March 12) - Wongabel - 3000 trees

The community planting scheduled to be done at Wongabel in 2020 was cancelled due to Covid, but the trees were later planted by NQLMS. Geoff Onus wrote about the site in 'Wongabel Mabi Recovery Project' in the Jan-Mar 2020 newsletter.

The area to be planted this year is closer to the highway, and is extending Mabi forest.

Parking will be on the eastern side of the highway near the Heritage Walk. Look for the TREAT signs.

Clarkson planting (February 5) - Topaz - 1500 trees

This planting continues with the extension of plantings done in previous years.

Look for the TREAT signs on Topaz Road. Parking is on the property.

McAuliffe planting (March 26) - Lake Eacham - 2800 trees

Michael McAuliffe has been planting various trees on his property for years. This planting next to Lake Eacham NP will extend habitat for wildlife. Funding is from Terrain NRM through 'Building Rainforest Resilience'.

Site preparation is being done by Mark McCaffrey and the trees are being supplied by TRC (2000) and QPWS (800). Parking will be on Winfield Road.

Carcary planting (April 2) - Millaa Millaa - 2000 trees

Elizabeth Carcary has been revegetating a gully at the back of her property to combat erosion. NQLMS have been working there in recent years, and very early on a few TREAT members helped at a small planting. This planting continues the work.

Patterson Road is off Kenny Road off the Malanda - Millaa Millaa Road. Look for the TREAT signs. The barbecue afterwards will be held at Carcary's residence at RN 122 Nash Road, further east off the Malanda - Millaa Millaa Road.

Stewart planting (April 9) - Lake Barrine - 1500 trees

This planting is down a hill at a springs area which will be fenced off to exclude cattle, to improve water quality.

Lloyd Road is off the Gillies Highway opposite Lake Barrine. Parking will be on Lloyd Road.

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Germination Studies and Records

Dinah Hansman


'Just in time' is the subject of Geoff’s (always hilarious) end of year party poem (see this newsletter). Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing is a production model in which items are created to meet demand, not created in surplus or in advance of need. Applied to a restoration nursery, the concept is rather ridiculous.

Most people do not fully appreciate the complexities behind being able to deliver thousands of trees of the appropriate species and provenance for projects with often only a few months’ notice. The lead time for growing trees to planting-out size is usually a year, and often more. Nursery staff have to make sure that there are sufficient seedlings for years to come, especially of those species known to perform well in restoration plantings.

Seed collection time

There are many variables, mostly related to weather, that determine fruiting time and quantity (phenology), germination and growth rate. Each species has its own idiosyncrasies and demands. Some species do not fruit every year. This year seed has been heavily predated by insects. Most tropical rainforest seed has short viability (shelf-life) and needs to be collected every year.

Record keeping is an essential part of running a nursery. QPWS keeps records of what fruits when and where so that QPWS staff can schedule seed collection to ensure seedling supply from year to year. Lists are published in this newsletter. Stan Newman is working on a program to facilitate storage and retrieval of this data.

QPWS has also been keeping records of sowing and potting dates for each collection batch. This year I have been recording how long it takes for seeds to germinate, germination rate and time to reach potting size.

Time to germinate

Some species (such as Schizomeria whitei) can take years to germinate. This is useful information for deciding when to discard trays - we don’t want to throw out a tray where nothing has germinated when it’s simply a species that is slow. On the other hand, if something like Flindersia hasn’t germinated in 3 months we can throw out the tray and free up nursery space. With some species all the seeds germinate at once, whereas with others germination is sporadic. Although this may be a good survival strategy, when seeds and seedlings are very large, such as for Candlenut (Aleurites), they have to be potted up as they germinate. We are investigating techniques that improve synchronicity.

Germination rate

I have also been scoring germination rate. When germination rates are high, seeds need to be sown more thinly and therefore fewer seeds need to be collected and processed. Low germination rates - half empty trays - are a less efficient use of nursery resources. Documenting low germination rates can help us investigate their cause - whether it be poor viability (poor pollination, insect predation, genetic causes) or inappropriate handling or sowing methods. QPWS are testing different techniques to improve germination for recalcitrant species (such as hot water, soaking and digestion in humate).

Seedling growth rate

All this information is important for scheduling nursery production. It helps tell us how long it takes from seed collection until a seedling is ready for planting. Species such as Black Bean (Castanospermum australe), which fruit at the end of the dry/storm season and grow very rapidly need to be planted in that wet season. At the other extreme are species that don’t fruit every year and take years to germinate. Record keeping could be expanded to include time to planting out size and any special care needed along the way.

Germination encyclopaedia

Information about the highly nuanced techniques for growing healthy rainforest trees is not publicly available for north Queensland species. I have been recording details about seed storage, seed cleaning and treatment techniques. QPWS already document hazards (such as allergic reactions to Anacardiaceae). There are special sowing techniques for many species. TREAT members who have attended Peter’s propagation workshop will already be familiar with a few of these.

I have also been assisting Peter Snodgrass with developing the knowledge base for TREAT’s nursery production by documenting what we do and, in particular, capturing the wealth of experience that people like Peter have built up over the decades. I have been photographing fruit and processed seeds and germinating seedlings. The aim is to share this knowledge with other groups and individuals who want to grow trees now and in the future for successful habitat restoration without them having to ‘reinvent the wheel’. It will also help QPWS staff who are new or on rotation, learn about their job and minimise disruption to the nursery’s operations. In any case, documenting procedures and processes is good management practice for business continuity.


Growing tropical rainforest plants is more labour intensive than for other vegetation. Seed from other habitats can be stored in a 'seed bank' in a dry and cool environment such as sealed containers in cold rooms. This is not possible with most tropical rainforest plants - their strategy is to survive on the rainforest floor as small seedlings - for many decades. The germination room at TREAT’s nursery is our 'seedling bank'. It is a treasure house where seedlings and germinating seeds of around 400 species are nurtured and tended - they will provide the trees for many planting seasons to come.

Davidsonia Halfordia

Davidsonia pruriens — remove flesh, dry husks then cut open with secateurs and remove kernel (seed); Germinating Halfordia kendak seedlings. They are only 1 mm across. Easy to miss because they can take 2 years to germinate.

Alan’s Story with Plants

Alan Gillanders

I was most fortunate in my choice of parents: Dad came off the land and had a scientific bent while Mum was a keen gardener. I have no formal qualifications in botany but reject the term 'autodidact' as I had many wonderful mentors, some of whom I’ll mention in this text.

From an early age I was fascinated by nature. My earliest memory is monochrome green and involves plants. It is associated with having learned to do forward rolls as an almost three year old and making myself sick, enjoying the thrill of repeatedly rolling down the hill. The visual memory is like a still photograph, clear enough to reveal that the trees on the skyline were Hoop Pines, Araucaria cunninghamii.

As a child I earned pocket money by foraging for sweet potatoes along the cane tram lines in Proserpine and selling them to Mr Rudd who owned the corner store. The gentleman who owned the pet shop would swap my Rainbow Fish for some of his. I think I could get one female Swordtail Guppy for ten of mine and everything else cost me more.

In my teens much time was spent hunting and fishing but education got in the way and I had to leave for boarding school at Charters Towers. For a year I was taken under the wing of a teacher who fostered an interest in geology and the studies which derive from that. At home during the holidays, we’d go on family camping trips when both parents would continue my natural history education. Hunting, fishing or gathering bush resources with Aboriginal adopted kin from Aurukun, always involved a level of instruction of subjects ranging from lore to navigation and identification to processing.

As a young primary school teacher I was always the ‘science nerd’ of the school, though I doubt that the term had been invented then. On coming to Atherton in the mid-seventies I met two gentlemen who were to have a huge influence on my development as a person and as a 'plant man'. Kerry Davis had a native plant nursery on Herberton Road and Tony Irvine worked as a scientist at CSIRO, Atherton.

Kerry was responsible for introducing many local plants into cultivation at a time when there was a growing fascination with native plants such as Grevilleas, Banksias and Melaleucas which were mostly sourced from southern or western climes. The Buckinghamias growing in the median strip along Herberton Road were planted by Kerry. Because he was unsure of how they would grow, Kerry usually gave the local natives away. Kerry had a background in mining and we spent many days traipsing over the old mining areas to the west of Herberton collecting plant material from there. Most were unsuitable for the block of land I purchased in Mundey Road, Malanda.

Tony was a great teacher. He could pass on knowledge in manageable chunks and was not at all fazed to be going over the same ground weeks or months later. I tried to emulate him in my classroom and elsewhere, in the kind respectful way he treated all people. Tony also had an incredible memory. On a day when we were to head up to Mt. Lewis on a botanical expedition, I was emptying compost next to a Syzygium moorei from northern New South Wales. I broke off a twig and popped it into my camera bag. After we had been walking uphill for about half an hour I pulled it from the bag; "Hey Tony, what do you reckon this is?"

"It's a Syzygium of some kind." He went on to ruminate through the Syzygiums of north Queensland rejecting them all. (One could almost see the cogs ticking over.) Eventually he said, "There’s something like this in the south, starts with 'm' but I’ve never seen it." I remember his astonishment when I abused him for getting it right and then disabused him by telling of my trickery. Tony’s knowledge of the flora of the Wet Tropics was legendary. I remember only four times I was able to correct an ID of his.

The establishment of the local branch of the Society for Growing Australian Plants (SGAP) also aided in my journey with plants. We not only held local excursions but some of us travelled to more distant places, camping and sampling the botany. On one excursion to the Burra Range west of Charters Towers in winter, my air mattress deflated. No one had a repair kit and the temperature in the cab of a vehicle in which a companion was sleeping reached -3°C. I created a fire pit of coals and covered them with sand, then placed my tent and deflated mattress on top. Despite wearing all my clothes I got very little sleep after 3 am. However, the plants flowering there and in the nearby White Mountains were amazing.

On a trip to Bathurst Bay to see Wodyetia bifurcata, not long after its scientific description by Tony, I had a most strange experience. We had found the palms growing in a scree slope where the average size of the boulders was that of a bus. A small explosion could have caused a significant landslide. At one point we could hear a stream going over a small waterfall inside the boulder field. I decided to climb down. It was like an alchemist’s dream in that cave. Where the water flowed over the top of the falls the appearance was of molten lead but the pool at the bottom was lit by a shaft of light and glowed gold. Lead into gold! It was indeed awesome and I could hear 'In the Hall of the Mountain King' playing in my ears. I was entranced. Then I recalled that the music concludes with the collapse of the mountain and I was irrationally overcome by the need to get topside FAST. I damaged my camera and skinned my knee on the way out.

Despite growing up on the west coast of Cape York I had not spent any time on the east coast until the September school holidays of 1983. With Garry and Nada Sankowsky we made a rushed trip to collect some plants for Laurie Jessop of the Queensland Herbarium. On the way back, camped on the Coen River, I heard Australia’s win in the America’s Cup on the radio, just before the sun rose and reception was lost. We were able to collect most of what Laurie wanted thanks mainly to the skills of Garry Sankowsky. I also added a few birds to my tally.

Searching in 1986 for a Proteaceae plant first collected by Geoff Tracey thirty years earlier, we encountered many obstacles including dagger wielding, pig hunting misanthropic gold prospectors. It was almost an anticlimax when on the third trip, Kevin Vit tied the front of his tent to the target of our endeavours. The plant was described as Darlingia ferruginea. A swim in the creek also led to the rediscovery of Drosera prolifera, previously known only from Thornton Peak and unseen for more than half a century. Several other unnamed Proteaceae were also collected for the first time on that trip.

The establishment of TREAT was an important event for the Tablelands and for me personally. I joined the committee after the first year and became secretary when Joan Wright gave up that part of the role she had as convenor. I was already propagating madly for my block in Malanda but now I had an extra reason. At first all the plants for our plantings came from the private bush houses of members. Then the first nursery was built at the QPWS depot at Lake Eacham from materials left over from a demolished picnic shelter and excess materials from a few bush houses. The planting from Winfield Bridge to the next bend in the North Johnstone River was largely sourced from my collection and I’m so proud of that plus the plantings along Davies Creek from Glen Allyn Road to its junction with the North Johnstone River. I did not grow or plant even a hundredth of those trees but I was a significant catalyst and supplier of the initial stock for many landholders.

At TREAT Tony Irvine and Geoff Tracey were important educators and I’m honoured to say that they were both personal friends. It has been a source of pride that I fell into Tony’s role as educator and entertainer, conducting the plant ID workshops for many years after Tony passed the baton.

I've already mentioned the block in Malanda. I started out keeping detailed records of the plants but later decided that I wanted a rainforest garden rather than an arboretum. While a chauvinist when it comes to plants, I am not an exclusivist and grew trees from New Guinea and palms from the western Pacific. I’m glad most of those palms are now dead as they had weed potential. An interesting encounter occurred on a SGAP excursion to my garden. One member berated me for the plants from New Guinea. However as he grew many things from southern and western Australia I quickly pointed out that the plants in question, like Klinki Pine and Finchia, had closer bio-geographical and genetic links to the Wet Tropics than the 'native' plants in his garden.

The Rare Fruits Council held a fascination for a while until the prejudice against Australian natives became too distasteful.

From 'helping' my mother in the garden as a youngster to where I am now, plants have been a large part of my life. They have provided me with resources, challenges and rewards. I have repaid them by making collections which added to knowledge of them, propagating and distributing them, and teaching others about them. Plants - what a wonderful world!


It’s much beloved by commerce so I’m led to understand
Designed to stop their inventories from getting out of hand
It works just like a charm I’m told when everything is fine
This little piece of wizardry is known as Just in Time.

It’s meant to boost efficiency, send profits through the roof
It’s said to make accountants smile – though no-one’s seen the proof
It works like this – just as your last sale’s going out the door
A truck brings its replacement so you’ve always got one more.

You never have too much of anything about the store
Cos that takes costly space and also clutters up the floor
Your stock turns over smoothly, there’s no surplus stuff to waste
You pride yourself you’re running such an ultra-modern place.

Then Covid strikes – and suddenly the world has gone to pot
The factories shut; supplies dry up – it’s all a Chinese plot
The ships and trucks stop running; the shelves are quickly bare
And you (and all your customers) are looking everywhere

To find alternate sources, but you’ve just got to wait
Cos someone’s shut the borders – can’t get things from interstate
Never mind from overseas – the waiting time’s immense
Except for toilet rolls – they’re gone!  Did that make any sense?

The cost of everything’s gone up; that’s if it’s even here
You think it’s time for that new car? – prepare to wait a year.
And all this got me thinking, as I stood there with my hose
And people come and ask if they can have some more of those
Clean pots and trays; they need them now so they can take them back
To where they work – and if there’s none I think they think we’re slack
How can it be that we’ve run out when only back in June
The place was such a mess – looked like the far side of the moon?

We couldn’t move for dirty pots – you couldn’t see the fence
And now there’s none – it’s just as well that we don’t take offence
But shortages have hit us too, as Pete will verify
And we can’t be efficient if there ain’t no pots to buy.

Just in Time?  Well, that’s a myth down in the washing bay
It’s either feast or famine.  Sometimes you’ll wait all day
For us to have the things you want; or else we’re overflowed
And we can’t move for pots and trays all getting in our road.

So, looking back at Covid – so far we’ve got off light.
And most of us, except Irene, have made it through all right
We’ve lined up for injections and bought our packs of masks
(I think mine’s still unopened if anybody asks.)

TREAT has been real popular, cos we can’t get away
Mostly we’ve forgotten how to go on holiday
The empty shelves and waiting times have scrambled up our minds 
I’m much more patient. So are you – I’m finished; just in time.

© Geoff Errey, December 2021

A Generous Bequest

TREAT was surprised and delighted to receive a very generous bequest in October from the estate of Robert Charles Horman (known as Bob). Bob was passionate about the environment and for many years lived a simple life at Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park. The bequest of $40,217.19 will be used for a particular project (as yet undetermined) in memory of him.

At Yungaburra Markets

Trish Forsyth

Throughout 2021 TREAT had regular representation at Yungaburra Markets, apart from 'planting season' when Saturdays are already busy. Andrew and Trish Forsyth, Shirley Prout and Michael Cole-King set up and manned the stand, talking to locals and meeting new people. We feel it is important to be seen, and with the new signage which was made up for the Mareeba Field Days, the display looks very attractive.

New memberships were consistent, with many new (often younger) people buying land and moving into the area. It is very encouraging to see the level of interest in tree planting and revegetation amongst this demographic. They seem keen to learn as much as they can.

A few T-shirts, books and postcards have been sold, but our primary aim is public awareness and seeking new members. We think we've been pretty successful at this.

TREAT is planning to be involved in the Yungaburra Markets again in 2022. If any members would like to join us, or are available for markets while we are busy planting, please let us know.

Yungaburra Markets

Andrew and Trish at Yungaburra Markets November 2021. Photo Mandy Bormolini

Nursery News

Peter Snodgrass

We are fortunate that life in general was considerably less disruptive over the 2020-2021 period which saw volunteer hours climbing to an exceptional high. This meant that nursery production levels also reached an annual high. As a result of volunteer efforts in the nursery being exceptional at every stage of production, the nursery is brimming to capacity. For anyone who has a project area in mind, now is a good time to submit your tree application to TREAT if you haven’t already done so.

For those who aren’t aware, Nick Stevens has retired as of the 5th November 2021. Nick has been with the nursery since 1993 and was Ranger In Charge (RIC/manager) for the past 15 years. Through the Restoration Services Unit (RSU/Lake Eacham Nursery) Nick has coordinated our assistance to an incredible number of projects for TREAT and with park management units throughout the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. On behalf of RSU and QPWS and partners I would like to thank Nick for his service to the department, TREAT and the wider community over the years. We all wish Nick and his wife Karen the very best for their future.

Of course this means staffing at the QPWS nursery is undergoing a changing of the guard. The Ranger In Charge (RIC) position is about to be advertised which means that sometime around the end of January will see the nursery under new management. I don’t foresee any major disruptions to operations as a result.

There are some requirements for attendance at the Friday morning working bees that will be in place at least until the 23rd of January.

Under the latest public health direction (No. 4) people / volunteers will be required to wear a face mask in the nursery facility when they cannot maintain 1.5 metres from others, including outdoors.

This will mean that particularly those people who are processing seeds and working at the potting bench will need to wear a face mask. People who are working outside will need to wear a mask until they are working by themselves or maintaining 1.5 metres from someone they may be working with.

Smoko will be awkward but people will need to be socially distanced while eating etc. as the restrictions will apply in the same way as those in a restaurant or café environment, i.e. if you are sitting with a partner or someone with whom you share residence you can remove your mask to eat but still need to be socially distanced from others.

I sincerely hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and hope the year ahead is a productive and prosperous one. I look forward to catching up with members over this planting season.

Below are the nursery production and distribution comparison tables.

Nursery Production Comparison Table

Nursery Production 2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Volunteer hours at nursery and Display Centre 6,6485,3756,883
Total potting (includes repotting) 48,732 45,79447,896
Total write-outs 21,12529,05926,745
Stock held at annual Aug/Sept stocktake 48,73245,79449,000

Tree Distribution Comparison Table

Tree Distribution 2018-20192019-20202020-2021
TREAT members 7,2757,73810,728
TREAT projects 4,8305,4585,513
Tableland Adventure Group 0300 300
QPWS 3,0304,5243,400
Tree-Kangaroo and Mammal Group 03,000 0
Schools/Landcare 5050 0
NQLMS - Bonadio's 00 600
Barron Catchment Care (Leslie Ck) 1,940 24890
South Endeavour Trust 4,000 4,000 4,002
Queensland Trust for Nature (Smith's Gap) 0 1,500 2,202
Total 21,12529,05926,745

Seed/ Fruit Collection Diary October - December 2021

SpeciesCommon NameRegional EcosystemCollection Dates
Acronychia acronychioides White Aspen 7.8.2 13/10/2021
Agathis atropurpurea Blue Kauri 7.8.4 14, 16,19/12/21
Agathis microstachya Black Kauri 7.8.2 16, 18, 19, 23/12/21
Agathis robusta Bull Kauri 7.8.2 22/12/2021
Aglaia australiensis Brown Ripples 7.8.2 23/12/2021
Aleurites rockinghamensis Candlenut 7.8.4 14/12/2021
Allocasuarina torulosa Forest Sheoak 7.8.2 4/11/2021
Alphitonia oblata Hairy Sarsaparilla Ash 7.3.5 2/11/2021
Alphitonia petriei White Ash 7.8.2 23, 30/12/21
Alstonia scholaris Milky Pine 7.8.2 30/12/2021
Anthrocarpa nitidula Incense Cedar 7.8.3 20/10/2021
Aphananthe philippensis Wild Holly 7.8.3 18/11, 14/12/21
Argyrodendron trifoliolatum Brown Tulip Oak 7.8.2 25/11, 16, 22/12/2021
Arytera divaricata Rose Tamarind 7.8.8 13/10/2021
Athertonia diversifolia Atherton Oak 7.8.2, 7.8.4 13/11, 27/12/21
Barringtonia calyptrata Cassowary Pine 7.3.10 15/12/2021
Blepharocarya involucrigera Rose Butternut 7.8.2 23/12/2021
Carallia brachiata Freshwater Mangrove 7.3.5 2/11/2021
Cardwellia sublimus Bull Oak 7.8.2, 7.8.4 27/10, 3, 10, 18, 25/11/21
Carnarvonia araliifolia var. araliifolia Caledonian Oak 7.3.10 15, 23/12/2021
Castanospermum australe Black Bean 7.8.2 20/10/2021
Castanospora alphandii Brown Tamarind 7.8.4 18, 29/11, 1/12/21
Casuarina cunninghamiana River Sheoak 7.8.2 4/11/2021
Ceratopetalum verchowii Pink Sycamore 7.8.2 16/12/2021
Cerbera inflata Cassowary Plum 7.8.2 22/12/2021
Chionanthus ramiflora Northern Olive 7.8.2 20/10/2021
Cryptocarya hypospodia Northern Laurel 7.8.1, 7.8.2 27/10, 9/12/21
Cryptocarya murrayi Murray's Laurel 7.3.5 2/11/2021
Cryptocarya oblata Bolly Silkwood 7.8.4, 7.8.2 27/10, 9/12/21
Cryptocarya pleurosperma Poison Walnut 7.8.1 4/11/2021
Cupaniopsis flagelliformis Brown Tuckeroo 7.8.2 25/11/2021
Darlingia ferruginea Rose Silky Oak 7.8.2, 7.8.4 10/11/2021
Delarbrea michieana Blue Delarbrea 7.8.2, 7.8.4 9/12, 14/12/21
Diploglottis diphyllostegia Northern Tamarind 7.8.3, 7.8.2 13, 20/10, 28/12/21
Diploglottis smithii Smiths Tamarind 7.8.2 1/12/2021
Dysoxylum gaudichaudianum Ivory Mahogany 5/10/2021
Dysoxylum pettigrewianum Spur Mahogany 7.8.1 18/11/2021
Elaeocarpus angustifolious Blue Quandong 7.8.2 27/10/2021
Elaeocarpus foveolatus White Quandong 7.8.2 6/10/2021
Elaeocarpus grahamii Quandong 7.8.4 9/12/2021
Elaeocarpus largiflorens Tropical Quandong 7.8.2 14/10/2021
Elaeocarpus ruminatus Brown Quandong 7.8.2 6/10/2021
Endiandra insignis Hairy Walnut 7.8.2 8/11/2021
Ficus destruens Rusty Fig 7.8.2 28/10/2021
Ficus drupacea Hairy Fig 7.3.10 15/12/2021
Ficus fraseri Fraser's Fig 7.8.3 14/12/2021
Ficus pleurocarpa Banana Fig 7.8.2 1, 14, 23/12/21
Ficus racemosa Cluster Fig 7.8.1 4/11/2021
Ficus virgataFigwood 7.8.1 4/11/2021
Flindersia bourjotiana Silver Ash 7.8.2, 7.3.10 4/11, 15, 22/12/21
Flindersia brayleyana Queensland Maple 7.8.2, 7.8.4 21, 23/12/21
Flindersia pimenteliana Maple Silkwood 7.8.2, 7.8.4 18/11, 1/12/21
Fontainea picrosperma Fontain's Blushwood 7.8.2 14/12/2021
Gmelina fasciculiflora White Beach 7.8.2 22/12/2021
Guioa acutifolia Glossy Tamarind 7.8.2 30/12/2021
Guioa lasioneura Silky Tamarind 7.8.2 2, 23/12/21
Harpullia frutescens Dwarf Harpullia 7.8.3 20/10/2021
Hicksbeachia pilosa Red Bauple Nut 7.8.2 2/11/2021
Irvingbaileya australis Irvingbaileya 7.8.4 9, 14, 30/12/21
Leea indica Bandicoot Berry 7.8.2 20/10/2021
Lomatia fraxinifolia Silky Lomatia 7.8.2, 7.8.4 14, 27/10, 18/11/21
Lophostemon suaveolens Swamp Mahogany 7.8.3 30/12/2021
Macaranga tanarius Kamala 7.3.5 2/11/2021
Mackinlaya macrosciadea Blue Umbrella 7.8.2 6/10/2021
Mallotus mollissimus Woolly Mallotus 7.8.1 4/11/2021
Mallotus philippensis Red Kamala 7.8.2, 7.8.3 10/11, 9, 14, 23/12/21
Melaleuca viridiflora Broad Leaf Paperbark 7.3.5 2/11/2021
Melicope bonwickii Yellow Corkwood 7.8.2 15/12/2021
Melicope xanthoxyloides Yellow Evodia 7.8.2 3/11/2021
Neisosperma poweri Red Boat Tree 7.8.2 1, 23/12/21
Pandanus spiralis Pandanus 7.3.5 2/11/2021
Pilidiostigma tropicum Apricot Myrtle 7.8.2 14/12/2021
Placospermum coriaceum Rose Silky Oak 19/10/2021
Planchonella chartacea Thin Leaved Plum 7.8.1 18/11/2021
Pouteria myrsinodendron Yellow Boxwood 7.8.1 20/10/2021
Prunus turneriana Wild Almond 7.8.1 4/11/2021
Rhysotoechia robertsonii Robertson's Tuckeroo 7.8.29, 22/12/21
Sarcomelicope simplicifolia Yellow Acronychia 7.8.3 13/10/2021
Sarcopteryx martyana Sarcopteryx 7.8.4 9/12/2021
Sloanea australis subsp. parviflora Blush Carabeen 7.8.2 14/12/2021
Sloanea langii White Carabeen 7.8.2 14, 16/12/21
Sloanea macbrydei Grey Carabeen 7.8.2 9/12/2021
Stenocarpus sinuatus Firewheel Tree 7.8.2 20/12/2021
Synoum glandulosum Scentless Rosewood 7.8.2 13/10/2021
Syzygium cormiflorum Bumpy Satinash 7.11.1, 7.3.10 2/11, 15/12/21
Syzygium forte White Apple 7.11.1 15/12/2021
Syzygium gustavioides Watergum 7.8.2 20/10/2021
Syzygium kuranda Kuranda Satinash 7.8.4 16/12/2021
Syzygium pseudofastigiatum Claude Satinash 7.8.1 4/11/2021
Syzygium trachyphloium Rough Barked Satinash 7.8.2 30/12/2021
Timonius singalaris False Fig 7.8.2 6/10/2021
Toechima erythrocarpum Pink Toechima 7.8.4, 7.8.3 27/10, 10, 18/11/21
Xanthostemon chrysanthus Golden Penda 7.8.2 20/10/2021
Xanthostemon whitei Red Penda 7.8.2 15, 30/12/21

Species and Common names taken from 'Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants Edition 8' online key:


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