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
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
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
This spectacular flowering rainforest tree is a favourite ornamental of parks and large
seen here in a member's garden
Native Witch Hazel
This small tree can be seen in full flower around the ridges in early November
It responds to the first rain and covers its branches in flowers
It may easily be seen around the foothills of Mt Storth at Clevedon
Flowering in September, this mistletoe grows primarily on Eucalypts
and particularly Eucalyptus platyphylla which is common around Townsville
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Books! Books! Books!
You can buy all of our three
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,
SGAP Townsville have been involved in unravelling the
identification of an unusual tree found on Mt Stuart
click on the image for
Published in Australian Systematic
Botany 2012 25 404-417
See the relevant section here....