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The Shoal Bay Community Association Inc serves to unite our community in pursuit of enhanced amenity and environmental sustainability in Shoal Bay.

Native Flora

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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Gymea Lily (Doryanthes excels)

Gymea lily, is a flowering plant and is endemic to coastal areas of New South Wales including Tomaree Peninsular

It has sword-like leaves more than 1 metre long and when it flowers, sends up a flower spike up to 6 metres high. The apex of the spike bears a large cluster of bright red flowers, each 10 centimetres across.

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Lomandra Longifolia

 

Common name: mat-rush

 

When mass planted is popular as a specimen plant for commercial and home use. Tolerates drought, frost and wind.

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Dianella Caerulea

 

Common names: blueberry lily, blue flax-lily

 

Quick to establish this is an excellent choice as a clumping plant to provide texture in the garden.

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Breynia Oblongifolia  (Euphorbiaceae)

 

Common names: Coffee bush

 

Breynia oblongifolia, grows naturally in Australia and New Guinea as shrubs up to 3 m in height. The species produces alternate, ovate leaves 20–30 mm long.

(Photo Tomaree)

Do not confuse with Cassia a weed.

 

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Nodding Greenhood Orchid
(Pterostylis nutans)  Other Names: Parrot's Beak Orchid

Description
Nodding Greenhood is an Australian orchid found in the eastern states. The plant has a rosette of three to six oval shaped leaves that grow to a length of 9 cm at the base. The green hooded flowers droop downwards and are about 2.5 cm long and produced on a stem about 30 cm tall. Flowering is in winter and spring (July to October). The plants die back in summer.
(Photo Tomaree)
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