Don Herbison-Evans's series of linked websites on Australian Moths, Butterflies, Caterpillars and Plants

Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants


Territory Native Plants


Australian National Botanic Gardens

Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories

Lichens of Magnetic Island, by Patrick McCarthy (Flickr album)

Sydney Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

James Cool University, Townsville - Discover Nature

Australian Native Plants Society

The Society for Growing Australian Plants (Townsville Branch)

Graeme Cocks's Insects of Townsville (also includes section on plants)

North Queensland Plants (Cairns)




Australia's Virtual Herbarium

NSW Flora Online

Charles Sturt University

The Virtual Botanic Garden




Plants of Central Queensland, by Eric Anderson (CSIRO Publishing 2016). Preview


Magnetic Island Weeds Guide (NQ Dry Tropics et al. 2018). Download

Some Weeds of Magnetic Island and Townsville, by Jan Wegner (JCU) . Online

Grasses of Townsville, by Nanette B. Hooker (JCU 2016). Download

Plants of Magnetic Island, 3rd edition,  by Betsy R. Jackes (JCU 2010). Download

Grasses of James Cook University, Townsville Campus, by N.B. Hooker and B.R. Jackes (JCU). Download Part I and Part II

Species Profiles for Pacific Island Agroforestry. Download

Field Guide to the Mangroves of Queensland, by Catherine Lovelock (Aust. Inst. of Marine Science). Download


Native Plants of Queensland, by Keith A.W. Williams, in 4 volumes

ISBN 0 9595570 0 8, ISBN 0 9595570 1 6, ISBN 0 9595570 2 4,ISBN 1 875401 79 2

The first 3 volumes of these excellent books were published by Keith Williams himself. They are now out of print, and are very difficult (but not impossible) to find, except in good libraries. Volume 4 was published by CopyRight Publishing Co. Pty Ltd, GPO Box 2927, Brisbane 4001, and is still fairly easily obtainable.


Tropical Plants of the World, by Jens G. Rohwer ISBN 0 8069 8387 6 (Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., New York)


Coastal Plants of the Burdekin Dry Tropics ISBN 0 9758460 X (Burdekin Dry Tropics)


Bush Friendly Plants of the Burdekin Dry Tropics ISBN 978 1 921584 23 7 (NQ Dry Tropics)


The Burdekin Delta Tree Guide , by Greg Calvert ISBN 978 0 646 52622 5 (Lower Burdekin Landcare Assoc. Inc.)


Growing Australian Tropical Plants, by Peter & Ann Radke, Garry & Nada Sankowsky ISBN 0 9589942 9 3 (Frith & Frith Books)


Rare and Threatened Plants of the Townsville Thuringowa Region, by Greg Calvert, Con Lokkers & Russell Cumming ISBN 978 0 975773000 (Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare)



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