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Curcuma australasica Hook.f.
Cape York Lily
This beautiful plant is widespread in northern Cape York Peninsula. It is a common garden plant in North Queensland.

 


Curcuma australasica Curcuma australasica
   
Description: Flowers Description: Plant
    Location:Bamaga, Cape York Peninsula, North  Queensland Location: Bamaga, Cape York Peninsula, North  Queensland
    GPS coordinates:10˚52.5919S, 142˚22.3223E GPS coordinates:10˚53.7605S, 142˚22.8936E
Date:13 February 2008 Date:25 March 2015
    Field No.:U167 Field No.: 3040
       
    Curcuma australasica Curcuma australasica
   
    Description: Plant in habitat Description: Plant in habitat
    Location:Bamaga, Cape York Peninsula, North  Queensland Location: Bamaga, Cape York Peninsula, North  Queensland
    GPS coordinates:10˚52.5919S, 142˚22.3223E GPS coordinates:10˚53.7605S, 142˚22.8936E
    Date:13 February 2008 Date:25 March 2015
    Field No.:U167 Field No.: 3040
       
    Curcuma australasica Curcuma australasica
   
    Description: Plants in weedy habitat Description:Plants in weedy habitat
    Location: Bamaga, Cape York Peninsula, North  Queensland Location: Bamaga, Cape York Peninsula, North  Queensland
    GPS coordinates:10˚53.7605S, 142˚22.8936E GPS coordinates:10˚53.7605S, 142˚22.8936E
    Date:25 March 2015 Date:25 March 2015
    Field No.: 3040 Field No.: 3040

 

References (accessed 4 November 2016):

Smith, R.M. in George, A.S., (ed.) (1987), Zingiberaceae, Flora of Australia. 45:22

Williams, K.A.W., (1980) Native Plants of Queensland 1:80

http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Content/File/p/annualreport0506/CF12_Curcuma.pdf

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

 


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Curcuma australasica