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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.
Amyema sanguinea (Loranthaceae) is flowering now. This mistletoe grows primarily on Eucalypts, and particularly Eucalyptus platyphylla which is common around Townsville.
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.