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Gymnostoma australianum 090626-5413 | by Tony Rodd
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Gymnostoma australianum 090626-5413

North Coast Regional Botanic Garden, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.


This is the only one of the 18 species of Gymnostoma that occurs in Australia, restricted to the summit and slopes of Thornton Peak, which rises to a height of 1374 m behind Cape Tribulation in north-east Queensland. The other species occur from Fiji and New Caledonia to New Guinea and the Malay Archipelago as far west as Sumatra.

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Taken on June 26, 2009