All the plants shown in this website grow on Magnetic Island,
8 kilometres (5 miles) offshore from Townsville in North Queensland, Australia.
The island is in the dry tropics.
The average annual rainfall is about 1500 mm (58 inches), most of it falling in the "wet season" (December to March). The rest of the year is very dry.
The plants described here may be found in the bushland near one of the walking tracks,
or by the roadside,
or in the parks,
or in private gardens.
Plants may be found under their botanical names
or listed under their botanical families
or by one of their common names.
The flower colour section may help you to identify a plant.
Try to find out what tree that unusual fruit comes from.
The links page also has a list of useful books.
The blog keeps you up-to-date with what's going on in the website.
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Reports of any broken links are especially welcome.
Page last updated 1st November 2015