Archidendron grandiflorum, also known as Fairy Paint Brush or Pink Lace Flower, is an uncommon but spectacular flowering tree that can be found in vine thickets close to Townsville.
This one was photographed at Cape Cleveland, growing at the base of a granite cliff which provides shade.
Dietrich’s Morning Glory Bonhamia dietrichiana (Convolvulaceae) photographed (below) at Cape Cleveland at the northern end of its range which begins near Marlborough in central Queensland.
Considered a rare plant in the district, it is a vigorous climber usually in vine thickets where it will cover small canopy trees.
White Hazelwood Symplocos cochinchinensis var. gittonsii (Symplocaceae) is a splendid flowering tree, currently in full bloom in and around Paluma village.
Calytrix microcoma (Myrtaceae), commonly called Burra Heather, was seen in full bloowm at the White Mountains National Park on the Burra Range in early September 2016.
Above: Burra Heather with laterite pinnacles
Below: Burra Heather in full bloom.
Hardenbergia perbrevidens (Fabaceae) is a hardy and very showy climber, seen here at the Burra Range in July. It is distinguished from Hardenbergia violaceae in having a trifoliate leaf and small yellow markings in the centre of the flower.
On 25th June 2015 our branch celebrated its 45th anniversary. A big thank-you to Townsville City Council for their reception held at Anderson Gardens exactly 45 years to the day!
Several original members from 1970 were present including John Donahue.
And a special mention goes to Don Glasgow and Betsy Jackes who are now Life Members of our branch!