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Uncommon shrub or small tree to 4m. Deciduous when flowering. Brown, hairy, boat-shaped seed pods. The Brachychiton bidwillii flower is the emblem for the Friends of the Gardens.
Where to look: Entrance of the Arts & Ecology Centre.
(Mount Coolum Casuarina)
Endangered small tree of Mt Coolum. Separate male and female plants.
Where to look: Sculpture Garden & open lawn - picnic table end.
Slender, upright shrub to 2m tall, usually less and single-trunked. Branchlets zig-zag. Perfumed solitary, terminal yellowish flowers, winter to summer. Cup-shaped, greenish domed fruit.
Prickly vine, climbing by tendrils. 5mm white flowers in clusters all year. Lightly fragrant. Fruit globose, black, to 8mm.
Where to find: Throughout the forest. Very evident along the Upland Track.
Tree to 25m. Yellowish-brown, pear-shaped, 20mm fruit, splitting to reveal seeds enclosed in red aril.
Where to look: Sculpture Garden.
Myoporum boninense subsp. australe
Shrub, prostrate or up to 0.5m. 5-petalled white flowers in small clusters. Purplish fruit to 8mm.
Where to find: Edge of the lagoon on the open lawn side. Also at end of the Sculpture Garden.
(Hairy Pea Bush)
Common hairy shrub to 2m. Flowers to 10mm, sometimes with red markings. Inflated pods to 6mm long.
Where to find: Higher altitude areas of the Gardens.
Photography: The majority of the photos in this collection are the wonderful and much appreciated work of Greg & Judy Miller. Many other members of the Friends have also kindly contributed their favourite images.