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Phaius australis

(Swamp Orchid)

Family: Orchidaceae

Endangered, terrestrial orchid. Pleated leaves to 2m long. Flower spikes to 2m.

Where to look:  Ephemeral Wetlands and Fern Glade.


Pararistolochia praevenosa

(Birdwing Butterfly Vine)

Family: Aristolochiaceae

Near-threatened woody climbing vin with twining stems. Leaves alternate to 25cm. Tubular, hairy flowers to 20mm with hairy yellow throat. Yellow ribbed oblong fruit to 4cm.

Where to look: 


Rulingia salviifolia

(Grey Rulingia)

Family: Byttneriaceae

Near-threatened shrub or small tree to 4m, rocky eucalypt forest slopes and peaks. Leaves alternate to 12cm x 16mm, finely hairy, paler below, sometimes lobed, greyish. 5-petalled white flowers in clusters to 5mm in spring. Bristly fruit to 4mm.

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Tecomanthe hillii

(Fraser Island Creeper)

Family: Bignoniaceae

Near-threatened fairly vigorous climber, coastal areas north from Bli Bli. Leaves opposite, 5-foliolate, leaflets to 8cm. Vivid pink tubular flowers to 8cm in racemes. Swollen 2-valved pod to 6cm, papery seeds.

Where to look: Friendship colonnade


Hymenosporum flavum

(Native Frangipani)

Family: Pittosporaceae

Tree to 20m. Leaves alternate or whorled to 16cm, sometimes hairy and irregularly toothed. Young shoots hairy. Highly perfumed (evening) yellow and whitish 5-petalled flowers to 30mm in spring. Brown 2-valved seed capsules, flat, winged seeds.

Where to look: Outside A&E and throughout 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.