ConservationRainforest Flora

Native Holly

Throughout the rainforest you will come across Native Holly. Its leaves are quite green and luscious which helps the plant retain moisture.

It can grow up to 6m high and is a slow growing, understory plant which is generally not found in very dry areas.

Its scientific name is Alchornea ilicifolia and it has brown fruit and small cream flowers in November/December. The Common Albatross butterfly is attracted to this plant.

Propagation is achieved easily from cuttings and as it has only one seed per pod is difficult to propagate from seed.

More information can be found at Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants http://keys.trin.org.au/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Alchornea_ilicifolia.htm

 

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