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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.