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All of 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 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 on one of the beaches, or by the roadside, or in the parks, or in private gardens. 

wattle species

wattle species

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A wattle has recently been observed that appears to be new to Magnetic Isla...
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African tulip tree

African tulip tree

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A new photograph (of the tree) has been added to Spathodea campanulata
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Dutchman's pipe

Dutchman's pipe

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Two new species of Dutchman's pipe have been added to the website.
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Page last updated 5th June, 2019