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All of the plants shown in this website grow on Magnetic Island, 8 kilometres (5 miles) offshore from Townsville in North Queensland, Australia.

The island is in the dry tropics

The average rainfall is about 1500 mm (58 inches), most of it falling in the "wet season" (December to March). The rest of the year is very dry.

The plants described here may be found in the bushland near one of the walking tracks, or on one of the beaches, or by the roadside, or in the parks, or in private gardens. 

 

 

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seed pods of Acacia sp.

seed pods of Acacia sp.

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Four new photographs of the mature seed pods have been added to Acacia sp
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Porcupine flower

Porcupine flower

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More photographs have been added of Barleria prionitis (porcupine flower).
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wattle species

wattle species

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A wattle has recently been observed that appears to be new to Magnetic Isla...
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Page last updated 2nd Nov, 2019