This page is a collection of photos I've taken while out palm hunting in the 'wild'. Everything from rainforest to dry sclerophyll forest and more...Page Updated 13/3/01
Tamborine Mountain, Gold Coast Hinterland, Lattitude - 28 Deg south - Subtropics
The hills surrounding my area are covered in subtropical rainforest. In 20 minutes I can be in some of the most tranquil, scenic areas in Australia. Due to the elevation (up to 4000 ft), they are cooler than the coastal plains where I live. They also receive copious amounts of rain - they form the wettest area of the Australian mainland south of the tropics.
There are 4 species of palms growing in this area - Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, Linospadix monostachya, Calamus muelleri and Livistona australis. The hills are also home to countless fern species, including Asplenium australasica, Platycerium sp and Cyathea sp. All of the grow on and under all of the rainforest trees, which grow to 140 feet tall.