Welcome to Native Plants Queensland - Townsville
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
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
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
Burra Heather with laterite pinnacles, and below in full bloom..
Seen at the White Mountains NP, Burra Range in early September
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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A hardy and very showy climber seen here at the Burra Range in July
It is distinguished from Hardenbergia violaceae in having a trifoliate leaf
and small yellow markings in the centre of the flower
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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
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
CONGRATULATIONS TO KEITH TOWNSEND
ON BEING AWARDED A LIFE MEMBERSHIP TO SGAP QUEENSLAND REGION!
Keith Townsend with his certificate and being congratulated by our longest
serving member, John Donahue
SGAP Townsville have been involved in unravelling the identification of an
unusual tree found on Mt Stuart
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Published in Australian Systematic Botany 2012
See the relevant section here....