A typical selection of plants that grow in these wetland swamps is young Alexander Palms, Archontophoenix alexandrae, (front left); Lawyer Cane, Calamus australis, (a very spiky climbing palm used as rattan for baskets and furniture); long-leaved Paperbarks, Melaleuca leucadendron, (grows to 43m high). Mature trees will take inundation up to 2m or more. The Pandanus is monticola.
Flecker Botanical Gardens
Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Photo by Nan Bailey

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