Plantlife

Wild BNE's Christian Perrin pitches in at Dawn Road Reserve Bushcare in July

Wild BNE’s Christian Perrin pitches in at Dawn Road Reserve Bushcare in July. Pic: Trina McLellan

Thanks to Wild BNE’s Christian Perrin, we have begun to document some of the diverse plantlife present in the Dawn Road Reserve at Albany Creek.

Christian came to Bushcare earlier this year and then visited the Reserve a little later to explore it for himself. This is the list of trees and shrubs that Christian compiled and it will be updated as time goes along. Thanks again, Christian, great work!!

If you know of – or suspect you’ve seen – other plantlife, let us know and we’ll confirm and add to our list. We will be adding some groundcovers in the not-too-distant future.

Important note (from our MBRC Bushcare co-ordinators): several of these plant species are weeds in our region. Any entry on the list below with an asterisk is a weed species.

The list (as of July, 2015):

1 Broad-leaved Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius) *
2 Easter Cassia (Senna pendula) *
3 Broad-leaved Paperbark (Melaleuca quinquenervia)
4 Willow Bottlebrush (Melaleuca salicina)
5 Soap Tree (Alphitonia excelsa)
6 Early Black Watlle (Acacia leiocalyx)
7 Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii) *
8 Black She-Oak (Allocasuarina littoralis)
9 Forest Red Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis)
10 Pink Bloodwood (Corymbia intermedia)
11 Moreton Bay Ash (Corymbia tessellaris)
12 Swamp Box (Lophostemon suaveolens)
13 Narrow-leaved Ironbark (Eucalyptus crebra)
14 Bitterbark (Alstonia constricta) *
15 Lantana (Lantana camara)
16 Hairy Psychotria (Psychotria loniceroides)
17 Forest Baeckia (Sannantha collina)
18 Ochna (Ochna serrulata) *
19 Large Mock Olive (Notelaea longifolia)
20 Foam Bark Tree (Jagera pseudorhus)
21 White Cedar (Melia azedarach)
22 Coffee Bush (Breynia oblongifolia)
23 Poison Peach (Trema tomentosa)
24 Macaranga (Macaranga tanarius)
25 Pineapple Zamia (Macrozamia macleayi)
26 Broad-leaved Privet (Ligustrum lucidum) *
27 Maiden’s Wattle (Acacia maidenii)
28 Camphor Laurel (Cinnamomum camphora) *
29 Coastal Canthium (Cyclophyllum coprosmoides)
30 Wild Tobacco (Solanum mauritianum) *
31 Rusty Gum (Angophora leiocarpa)
32 Prickly Pea (Pultenaea spinosa)
33 Cockspur Thorn (Maclura cochinchinensis)
34 Smudgee (Angophora woodsiana)
35 Hard Quandong (Elaeocarpus obovatus)
36 Wild May (Leptospermum polygalifolium)
37 Prickly Bearded Heath (Leucopogon juniperinis)
38 Purple Pea Bush (Hovea acutifolia)
39 Brachychiton species
40 Pink Doughwood (Mellicope elleryana)
41 Hairy Bird’s-Eye (Alectryon tomentosus)
42 Murrogun (Cryptocarya microneura)
43 Cabbage Tree Palm (Livistona australis)
44 Coral Berry (Ardisia crenulata) *
45 Giant Devil’s Fig (Solanum chrysotrichum) *
46 Mock Orange (Murraya paniculata) *
47 Tree Heath (Trochocarpa laurina)
48 Cheese Tree (Glochidion ferdinandi)
49 Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) *
50 Broad-leaved White Mahogany (Eucalyptus carnea)
51 River She-Oak (Casuarina cunninghamiana)

 

Dawn Road Reserve canopy of trees reaches up beyond the 30m mark. Pic: Trina McLellan

Dawn Road Reserve canopy of trees reaches up beyond the 30m mark. Pic: Trina McLellan

Dawn Road Reserve understory plants. Pic: Trina McLellan

Dawn Road Reserve also has a diversity of understory plants. Pic: Trina McLellan

 

 

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