Members were guide through the Barakula State Forest, Binkey State Forest, Gurulmundi State Forest, and the Waaje area. The Leichhardt Highway dissects these areas. The days were very full driving to and walking in the different countryside. The nights spent around the camp fire discussing what we had seen were an enjoyable finish to the days activities.
|Acacia barakulensis (Wajja wattle) ----- shrub to 2 metres.|
|Acacia amblygona (fan wattle) ----- low spreading|
habit ----- sharp point on end of leaves.
|Acacia buxifolia (box-leaf wattle) ---- shrub to 4 metres ---|
bright yellow flowers in bracelets.
|Acacia julifera . subsp. julifera|
The plant lists, kindly given to us by our hosts, list fifty (50) different names to align your photos to.
|Acacia spectabilis (glory wattle)|
|Acacia caroleae (Carol's wattle)|
|Acacia juncifolia (rush-leaf wattle) ----- shrub to 2 metres|
|Homalocalyx poyandrus ----- photo on the left|
|Grevillea longistyla ---- occurs naturally in open forest woodlands on the sandstone ridges of the Great Dividing Range.|
|Micromyrtus sessilis ----- curly-bark micromyrtus --- small white to pink flowers for a great display. ----- note the woolly bark.|
|Micromyrtus carinta (yellow ) and Micromyrtus patula (white) ------ Gurulmundi Heath-myrtle ----- inhabits the tops of ridges on yellow or red sands. ----- a member looking for more flowers.|
|This water storage hole was in the lower section of the sandstone plateau ------ believed to be a water storage hole used by previous generations ----- filled by soil over the years and now supporting a tree and grass.|
|Homoranthus melanostictus -----mouse bush ----- member of the Myrtaceae family ----- This one has grey-green foliage, another variety decumbens, has purple foliage. These plants were admired by all members, only grows in this section of Australia.|
|Dampiera adpressa ------ small shrub ----- named for William Dampier|
|Hakea purpurea (needle-wood) --- erect shrub 1 to 3 meters in height. ---- flower followed by woody seed pods 40mm long by 15mm wide ---- The pods don't shed their seeds until stimulated by bushfire.|
|Kunzea opposita (Kunzea)|
|Boronia glabra (sandstone boronia) ------ growing on the sand plains of Waaji|
forest reserve.----- similar to our coastal Boronia.
|Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. nubila (blue-leaved ironbark)|
|Calytrix gurulmundensis (yellow calytrix) |
photo above and below.
|Calytrix tetragona (white calytrix)|
|Amyema quandang (grey mistletoe) grows in arid inland areas ---- acacia being the host tree ----- providing nectar for the spiny-cheeked honeyeater and mistletoebirds.|
|Jacksonia rhadinoclona (western dogwood)|