Stop 4 Harrington Rainforest Walk

Coastcare, Ecology, Native Plants, Plant ID, Walks

BLACK APPLE

There is a small stand of Black Apple Pouteria australis here.  They are small trees common in the understorey and you may be lucky and see the large black plum-like fruit on the forest floor in early summer.  The fruit is edible and can be made into a jam.

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MAIDENS WATTLE

Opposite, just behind the fence further up, is a very tall Wattle Acacia maidenii. The opening of the canopy here, helped by the track, has enabled this species to thrive. Normally it grows on the margins of rainforest where there is more sun.

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LONG LEAF WATER VINE

Can you find a Long Leaf Water Vine Cissus sterculifolia on the fence. The compound leaves have 5 leaflets (sometimes 3) and each leaflet is about 8 to 17 cm long. 

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LONG LEAF WATER VINE

Can you find a Long Leaf Water Vine Cissus sterculifolia on the fence. The compound leaves have 5 leaflets (sometimes 3) and each leaflet is about 8 to 17 cm long.

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Images thanks to Hugh Nicholson – Rainforest Plants of Australia 

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