NPQ Townsville normally meets at 7pm on the second Wednesday of the month, February to November. Please be aware some meetings may be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Our new meeting venue is the Oonoonba Community Hall, Shannon Street, Oonoonba. At each meeting we confirm plans for our next excursion, usually scheduled for the following Sunday.
Visitors interested in native plants are welcome to attend our meetings, subject to current COVID-19 restrictions. If you intend to come, please contact us for information.
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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.