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Cochlospermum gillivraei Benth.
Native Kapok
A beautiful tree with gorgeous flowers in the dry season. This species was collected by Banks and Solander at Cooktown in 1770.


Cochlospermum gillivraei Cochlospermum gillivraei
 
Description:Flower and leaves Description:Plant
  Location:Rex Lookout, Wangetti Beach, North Queensland Location: Bob's Lookout, Mulligan Highway, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚38.8069S, 145˚33.9706E GPS coordinates:16˚28.4754S, 144˚52.9968E
  Date of photo:25 August 2007 Date of photo:19 July 2015
Field No.:U702 Field No.:3231
     
  Cochlospermum gillivraei Cochlospermum gillivraei
 
  Description:Pod Description:Pods
  Location:Possession Island, Torres Strait, North Queensland Location:Possession Island, Torres Strait, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:10˚42.9888S, 142˚23.7281E GPS coordinates:10˚42.9888S, 142˚23.7281E
  Date of photo:15 November 2007 Date of photo:15 November 2007
  Field No.:U703 Field No.:U703
     
  Cochlospermum gillivraei Cochlospermum gillivraei
 
Description:Flowering tree Description:Tree
  Location:Rex Lookout, Wangetti Beach, North Queensland Location:Townsville Common, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚38.8069S, 145˚33.9706E GPS coordinates:19˚12.0495S, 146˚44.2262E
  Date of photo:25 August 2007 Date of photo:28 December 2006
  Field No.:U702 Field No.:U704
  Cochlospermum gillivraei Cochlospermum gillivraei
 
  Description:Flower Description:Flowers with creeping vine
  Location:Rex Lookout, Wangetti Beach, North Queensland Location: Bob's Lookout, Mulligan Highway, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚38.8069S, 145˚33.9706E GPS coordinates:16˚28.082S, 144˚53.114E
  Date of photo:25 August 2007 Date of photo:19 July 2015
  Field No.:U702 Field No.:3231

 

References (accessed 23 September 2016):

George, A.S. in George, A.S. (ed.) (1982), Bixaceae. Flora of Australia 8:87

Beasley J (2009), Plants of Cape York, John Beasley

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

http://anpsa.org.au/c-gil.html

 

 

 

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