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Gyrocarpus americanus
Helicopter Tree
This tree has a distinctive yellow trunk and 'helicopter' seeds. It is common at Chillagoe around the caves.

    Gyrocarpus americanus Gyrocarpus americanus
   
    Description: Leaves Description:Leaves
    Location:Donna Cave, Chillagoe, North Queensland Location:Donna Cave, Chillagoe, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates: 17˚09.8502S 144˚31.0008E GPS coordinates: 17˚09.8502S 144˚31.0008E
    Date:30 December 2007 Date:30 December 2007
    Field No.: U755 Field No.: U755
       
    Gyrocarpus americanus Gyrocarpus americanus
   
    Description: Leaves Description: Leaves
    Location:Donna Cave, Chillagoe, North Queensland Location:Donna Cave, Chillagoe, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates: 17˚09.8502S 144˚31.0008E GPS coordinates: 17˚09.8502S 144˚31.0008E
    Date:6 March 2016 Date:30 December 2007
    Field No.: 3904 Field No.: U755
       
    Gyrocarpus americanus Gyrocarpus americanus
   
    Description: Yellow trunk Description: Tree
    Location:Donna Cave, Chillagoe, North Queensland Location:Donna Cave, Chillagoe, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates: 17˚09.8502S 144˚31.0008E GPS coordinates: 17˚09.8502S 144˚31.0008E
    Date:30 December 2007 Date:6 March 2016
    Field No.: U755 Field No.: 3904
       
    Gyrocarpus americanus Gyrocarpus americanus
   
    Description: Helicopter seed Description: Seeds
    Location:Royal Arch Cave, Chillagoe, North Queensland Location:Royal Arch Cave, Chillagoe, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates:17˚11.0706S, 144°29.7618E GPS coordinates:17˚11.0706S, 144°29.7618E
    Date:20 November  2016 Date:20 November  2016
    Field No.: 5768 Field No.: 5768
       
    Gyrocarpus americanus Gyrocarpus americanus
   
    Description: Helicopter seeds Description: Seeds and leaves
    Location:Royal Arch Cave, Chillagoe, North Queensland Location:Royal Arch Cave, Chillagoe, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates:17˚11.0706S, 144°29.7618E GPS coordinates:17˚11.0706S, 144°29.7618E
    Date:20 November  2016 Date:20 November  2016
    Field No.: 5768 Field No.: 5768
       
       
       

  

References (accessed 29 November 2016):

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


Williams, K.A.W. (1980), Native Plants of Queensland, 1:140

Telford, I.R.H. in Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (2007), Hernandiaceae. Flora of Australia 2:229

 

 

 

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