Native Plants Queensland
Townsville Branch
           PO Box 363 Aitkenvale Qld 4814





Welcome to Native Plants Queensland - Townsville Branch!

Native Plants Queensland - Townsville Branch, was originally known as Townsville SGAP and is the oldest regional Queensland branch, founded in 1970, which provides a focal point for people interested in propagating, growing and appreciating our unique native flora

Between the coastal mangrove communities and the rainforest environments of our highest peaks, we estimate there are up to 1,500 plant species, encompassing the largest trees, to grasses, ferns and mosses

You can explore some of our favourite places by using the links at left

The Society for Growing Australian Plants (SGAP) was formed in 1957 to develop the horticultural potential of Australian native plants and preserve them through cultivation

With over 8,000 members throughout Australia, it is one of the largest horticultural societies in the country and has made a significant contribution to understanding Australian flora, its cultivation, and introduction into nurseries and home gardens


Ficus destruens
Rusty Fig


A splendid colourful display of fruit close to Paluma 


Calytrix microcoma
Burra Heather

Burra Heather with laterite pinnacles, and below in full bloom..

Seen at the White Mountains NP, Burra Range in early September


Archidendron grandiflorum

Also known as Fairy Paint Brush or Pink Lace Flower,
this uncommon but spectacular flowering tree can be found in vine thickets close to Townsville

This one was photographed at Cape Cleveland - growing at the base of a granite cliff which provides shade

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Books! Books! Books!

SGAP Townsville has recently published a new book............

You can buy all of our three publications
directly from us......BOOKS


Keiths Blogs

They say you can't keep a good man down.....

Our good friend and mentor Keith Townsend has taken up the challenge,
and in collaboration with ABC OPEN has a series of blogs on plants and local history!

Please view the links here........BLOGS 





Keith Townsend with his certificate and being congratulated by our longest serving member, John Donahue

 Mystery Tree

SGAP Townsville have been involved in unravelling the identification of an unusual tree found on Mt Stuart
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Mystery Tree

Published in Australian Systematic Botany 2012 25 404-417

See the relevant section here....