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


Stigmaphyllon australiense

This unusual - and less than common - vine of dry rainforest and vine thickets was recently encountered at
Many Peaks Range
It is one of only two vines native to Tropical Australia in the Family Malphigiaceae
It was previously known as Ryssopterys timoriensis


Drypetes deplanchei
Yellow Tulipwood

A small to medium tree that is common in our dry tropics landscape,
along creek lines and in vine thickets

Currently seen at its best covered in bright red fruit - January 2018

See here.....


Turraea pubescens
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


Have a look at our Facebook Page...........             


Books! Books! Books!

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
click on the image for more information

Mystery Tree

Published in Australian Systematic Botany 2012 25 404-417

See the relevant section here....