Flora

Visitors to the Boyne Valley, starting at its northwest boundary of Kroombit Tops, can experience a wide range of plant species nestled against the backdrop of the Many Peaks Range.  From cleared grassland with scattered regrowth to tall open woodlands and forests to patches of vine forests and semi-evergreen vine thickets, visitors can view a unique and diverse range of plant habitats.

While the predominant plant community consists of Lemon-Scented Gum, Forest Red Gum and Moreton Bay Ash, wattles, tea trees and other eucalypts also dot the landscape with their towering magnificence and wide range of colourful blooms.

Whether just passing through or camping in the area, visitors to the Boyne Valley can experience nature at her best. The following tables provide a glimpse of the tree species the Valley has to offer.

Scientific Name Common Name Location
Acacia aulacocarpa Hickory / Grey Wattle Higher slopes and creek system, tall / tall open woodland, tall  open forest, mid-high woodland, mixed eucalypt tall open forest, Acacia shrubland
Acacia decora Pretty Wattle Tall / tall open woodland, Acacia shrubland
Acacia leiocalyx Black Wattle Tall open forest
Callistemon viminalis Weeping Bottlebrush Creek system, riparian vegetation with rainforest elements
Casuarina cunninghamiana River She-Oak Creek system, riparian vegetation with rainforest elements
Corymbia clarksoniana Grey Bloodwood Tall open forest, mixed eucalypt tall open forest, Acacia shrubland
Corymbia citriodora Lemon-Scented Gum Lower slopes, creek and river flats, tall /  tall open woodland, tall open forest, mixed eucalypt tall open forest
Corymbia tessalaris Moreton Bay Ash Lower slopes, creek and river flats, tall open forest, mixed eucalypt tall open forest
Eucalyptus crebra Narrow-Leaf Ironbark Higher and lower slopes, creek and river flats, improved pasture and tall / tall open woodland, tall open forest, mid-high woodland, mixed eucalypt tall open forest, Acacia shrubland

 

Scientific Name Common Name Location
Eucalyptus exserta Queensland Peppermint Tall / tall open woodland, tall / open forest, mixed eucalypt tall open forest
Eucalyptus melanophloia Silver-Leaf Ironbark Higher slopes and improved pasture, tall / tall open woodland
Eucalyptus molucanna Gum-Topped Box Heavy Clay soils, cleared grassland, tall open forest, tall open woodland
Eucalyptus tereticornis Forest Red Gum Lower slopes, creek and river flats, cleared grassland,  improved pasture, tall / tall open woodland, Acacia shrubland, riparian vegetation with rainforest elements
Euroschinus falcata Ribbonwood Tall open forest
Lophostemon confertus Brush Box Tall open forest
Lophostemon suaveolens Swamp Box / Mahogany Tall / tall open woodland,  mixed eucalypt tall open forest, Acacia shrubland
Melaleuca bracteata River / Black Tea Tree Riparian vegetation with rainforest elements
Melaleuca fluviatilis Tea Tree Creek system, riparian vegetation with rainforest elements
Melaleuca linariifolia Flax-Leaf Paperbark Riparian vegetation with rainforest elements
Melaleuca nervosa Fibrebark Higher slopes, mixed eucalypt tall open forest
Petalostigma pubescens Quinine Tree Creek system, tall open forest
Planchonia careya Cocky Apple Higher slopes and tall / tall open woodland
Turraea pubescens Native Witch Hazel Tall open forest