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Acanthus ilicifolius L.
Holly Leaf Mangrove
A small plant which grows in disturbed areas on creek banks.
This species was collected by Banks and Solander at Cooktown in 1770.
  Acanthus ilicifolius Acanthus ilicifolius
 
  Description:Flower Description:Unripe pods
  Location:Saltwater Creek, Aeroglen, North Queensland Location:Saltwater Creek, Aeroglen, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚54.027S,145˚45.173E GPS coordinates:16˚54.027S,145˚45.173E
  Date of photo:4th March 2007 Date of photo:4th March 2007
  Field No.:U5 Field No.:U5
     
  Acanthus ilicifolius Acanthus ilicifolius
 
  Description: Flowers Description: Open pod
  Location:Annan Bridge, Cooktown, North Queensland Location:Saltwater Creek, Aeroglen, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:15˚31.445S,145˚13.430E GPS coordinates:16˚54.027S,145˚45.173E
  Date of photo:29th September 2012 Date of photo:22nd April 2007
  Field No.:1625 Field No.:U4
     
  Acanthus ilicifolius Acanthus ilicifolius
 
  Description: Flower being approached by native bee Description: Flower with native bee
  Location:Annan Bridge, Cooktown, North Queensland Location:Annan Bridge, Cooktown, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:15˚31.445S,145˚13.430E GPS coordinates:15˚31.445S,145˚13.430E
  Date of photo:29th September 2012 Date of photo:29th September 2012
  Field No.:1625 Field No.:1625
     
  Acanthus ilicifolius Acanthus ilicifolius
 
  Description: Plants in habitat Description: Plants
  Location:Saltwater Creek, Aeroglen, North Queensland Location:Saltwater Creek, Aeroglen, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚54.027S,145˚45.173E GPS coordinates:16˚54.027S,145˚45.173E
  Date of photo:3rd June 2007 Date of photo:3rd June 2007
  Field No.:U6 Field No.:U6
     
  Acanthus ilicifolius Acanthus ilicifolius
 
  Description: Flowers and  holly like  leaves Description: Plant on riverbank
  Location:Clough's Landing, Wenlock River, Mapoon, North Queensland Location:Clough's Landing, Wenlock River, Mapoon, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:12˚03.1481S,141˚54.9938E GPS coordinates:12˚03.1481S,141˚54.9938E
  Date of photo:7th August 2015 Date of photo:7th August 2015
  Field No.:3246 Field No.:3246
     



References
(accessed 17th August  2015):

http://keys.trin.org.au/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Acanthus_ilicifolius.htm


Duke, N.
 (2006). Australia's Mangroves: The authoritative guide to Australia's mangrove plants. 200 pp. University of Queensland, Brisbane. 

Barker, R.M., (1986) A taxonomic revision of Australian Acanthaceae. 
Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 9: 64-75






 

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Acanthus ilicifolius