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Native Trees to Tomaree

Woody Pear (Xylomelum Pyriforme)


Protected Species

Woody pear, is a tree species in the family Proteaceae. It is endemic to Australia and found on the slopes of Stephens Peak, Tomaree.

First documented at Botany Bay by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander in 1770,  it was first described as Banksia pyriformis by German botanist Joseph Gaertner in 1788.  It was given its current name in 1809 by the gardener Joseph Knight. The species name "pear-shaped" is derived from the Latin words pyrus "pear" and formis "shape".

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Cabbage Tree Palm (Livistona Australis)


Protected Species


With glossy green leaves spanning 3-4m in length and a trunk reaching a height of up to 30m, the cabbage tree palm, or fan palm, is one of the tallest Australian native plants. Thriving in rainforest margins along the east coast of NSW, in summer this giant palm produces striking spikes of cream flowers which resemble cabbages.

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Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea)

​Xanthorrhorea is a genus of about 30 species of flowering plants endemic to Australia. Species are known by the name grass tree.

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Blackbutt Tree (Eucalyptus pilularis)


A tall tree of up to 40 metres or more in height.  It is common in coastal forests, from southern Queensland to southern NSW.

Blackbutt gets its name from the rough bark at the tree base which is usually charred black from past bush fires. Blackbutt is 'half bark, which means it has rough, fibrous bark on the lower trunk with the upper trunk and branches normally being smooth and whitish to yellow in colour. The bark sheds away in strips in the upper part of the trunk, leaving smooth branches, often with insect 'scribbles' on the bark.

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