This beautiful upright tree is flowering now, mid-September 2019.
Darlingia darlingiana grows naturally in rainforest over a wide altitudinal range (near sea level to 1,150 m). This species can also thrive in a large garden with well-drained and well-mulched soil.
See our species page for more details about this tree and the history of its botanical name: Darlingia darlingiana.
NPQ Townsville meets at 7pm on the second Wednesday of the month, February to November, in Annandale Community Centre. Visitors interested in native plants are welcome to attend these meetings. At the meetings we confirm details of our next excursion, usually scheduled for the following Sunday.
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Stigmaphyllon australiense (Malphigiaceae), an unusual and uncommon vine of dry rainforest and vine thickets, was recently encountered at Many Peaks Range (May 2018).
This is one of only two vines native to tropical Australia in the Family Malphigiaceae. It was previously known as Ryssopterys timoriensis.
This small to medium tree, also known as Yellow Tulipwood, is common in our dry tropics landscape along creek lines and in vine thickets.
Currently (January 2018) seen at its best, covered in bright red fruit.
For more information see the Drypetes deplanchei species page.
The small tree Turraea pubescens (Meliaceae) can be seen in full flower around the local ridges in early November.
Turraea pubescens responds to the first rain and covers its branches in flowers. It may easily be seen around the foothills of Mt Storth at Clevedon.