Keith Townsend has been awarded a Life Membership of SGAP Queensland Region – congratulations Keith! In the photo below: Keith Townsend with his certificate, being congratulated by our longest serving member, John Donahue.
Author Archives: NPQ Townsville
Native passionfruit flowering now
Native Passionfruit Passiflora aurantia, a spectacular small vine, is currently in flower, opening as white and changing to a deep red, before fading. See here for more details.
Do you know Cleistanthus dallachyanus?
Cleistanthus dallachyanus (Euphorbiaceae) is a tree that occurs in considerable numbers in some of our coastal ranges, often in large stands creating a forest canopy. It ranges from Townsville to Rockhampton, and is named for John Dallachy 1808-71, who collected extensively for Mueller in North Queensland, and was a member of the original expedition to …
Our very own Eucalypt
Mount Stuart Ironbark Eucalyptus paedoglauca (Myrtaceae) is restricted to a very few mountain tops just south and west of Townsville. It can be easily located on Mount Stuart. For more details see here.
Mystery tree at Mt Stuart April 2010
Mt Stuart has long been a place of interest for viewing native plants. It is close to the city, the peak is accessible by road, and we conduct outings regularly, particularly in February to view the ground orchid, Habenaria triplonema. Although the entire range is army land, Townsville City Council maintain a Scenic Reserve which, …