Plants of Magnetic Island

Jackes, Betsy (2010) Plants of Magnetic Island. James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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This book is a guide to the plants of Magnetic Island, a large island about 5000 ha in area close to the city of Townsville, north Queensland. Most of the terrain is rugged with numerous valleys and gullies, the highest point is Mt Cook at 493 m. A feature of the island are the hoop pines sprinkled amongst the large granite boulders. The numerous beaches are surrounded by dunes. The dominant vegetation of the Island is mixed eucalypt woodland with closed forest in the moist protected area as behind Nelly Bay. There are extensive areas of semi-deciduous dry rainforest in areas such as West Point. Mangroves and saltpans are well developed in various areas particularly on the western coastline.

Common terms are explained, these are followed by plants listed according to flower and fruit colour. To assist in finding your plant there is a key to the various groups based on leaf features. In each of these groups there are keys to subgroups. These subgroups contain plants with some common features such as herbs or shrubs with yellow flowers. There is a short description and a sketch of each species.

Item ID: 18043
Item Type: Book (Non-Research)
ISBN: 978-0-9808183-8-3
Keywords: Magnetic Island, Queensland plants, guide to plants
Copyright Information: © James Cook University 2010
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This version of the book (i.e., 3rd edition) has been updated with minor revisions in 2021.

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