Australian Plants Society Ver., 7 April, 2014
Palona Cave Walk, Sat 8 March, 2014,
The purpose of the day was not to compile a complete plant list for the route taken, rather, the following was incidental to the day.
List Complied from:- Dan Clarke's I D on the day, Eileen Phipps's I D on the day, Ian Hill's notes on the day, photos, and my memory.
The start and return point for the walk was the carpark at the southern end of Lady Carrington Drive.
References:- .. Robinson 2003, Native Plants of the Sydney Region, Les Robinson
Fairley 2010, Native Plants of the Sydney Region, Alan Fairley and Philip Moore
Harden, Rainforest Trees and Shrubs, Gwen Harden, Bill McDonald and John Williams.
Hyperlinks to:- .. Plantnet:- The Plant Information Network System of The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Version 2.0.
References
Species and PlantNet link Common Name: Desc. H = m Location Robinson 2003 Fairley 2010 Harden Plant CD?
Abrophyllum ornans Native Hydrangea Shrub, Sm. Tree 3-8 Rainforest 361 131 114  
Acacia floribunda Sally, Marrai-uo Shrub, Sm. Tree to 10 Creeks and rivers 69 144 no yes
Acacia maidenii Maiden's Wattle Tree 5-12 Rainforest margins 365 146 145 yes
Acacia mearnsii Black Wattle Small Tree 15 Damp woodland 64 141 no  
Acmena smithii Lilly Pilly Tree 18 Rainforest margins 64 140 24 yes
Backhousia myrtifolia Grey Myrtle Shrub 3-4 Sheltered forest; Riparian 369 278 192  
Billardiera scandens Hairy Apple Berry Climber 3 Woodland 338 132 no yes
Brachychiton acerifolius Illawarra Flame Tree Tree 35 Rainforest margins 379 82 93  
Breynia oblongifolia Coffee Bush Shrub 2-3 Rainforest margins 166 117 157 yes
Callicoma serratifolia Black Wattle, Tdgerruing Shrub 4-15 Damp forest; Rainforest 157 128 177 yes
Cayratia clematidea Slender Grape, Celery Vine Vine   Damp forest; Rainforest margins 342 379 no  
Ceratopetalum apetalum Coachwood, Boola Tree 10-25 Damp gullies; Rainforest 356 128 no yes
Cissus hypoglauca Giant Water Vine Woody Vine Tall Forest; Rainforest. 342 379 no yes
Cyathea australis Rough Treefern Tree fern 3-10 Forested gullies. 309 25 15 yes
Diospyros australis Black Plum Tree 6-15 Rainforest. 357 113 126 yes
Dodonaea triquetra Common Hop Bush Shrub 3 Open Forest 211 314 no yes
Dawsonia superba_2 Giant Moss Moss 0.2 Sheltered forest Dawsonia superba_1  
Doryanthes excelsa Gymea Lily Lily 2-5 Open Forest 226 557 no yes
Doryphora sassafras Sassafras Tree 20-40 In or near rainforest 353 50 179  
Elaeocarpus reticulatus Blueberry Ash Tree 10 Sheltered forest 164 81 104 yes
Entolasia marginata Bordered Panic Grass   Sheltered forest 270 522 no  
Eucalyptus pilularis Blackbutt, Tarundea Tree 30-40 Poor sandy soil near coast 38 244 no yes
Eucalyptus saligna Sydney Blue Gum Tree 30-50 Wet woodlands 38 257 no  
Eucalyptus paniculata Grey Ironbark Tree 20-30 Forest 48 270 no  
Eustrephus latifolius Wombat Berry Vine   Sheltered forest; Rainforest 343 554 no yes
Flagellaria indica Whip Vine Vine 30 Warmer coastal rainforest no 477 no  
Gahnia spp. Sword GrassSedge Sedge   Moist or Marshy ground 288 502 no yes
Geitonoplesium cymosum Scrambling Lily Vine   Sheltered forest; Rainforest 343 554 no yes
Guioa semiglauca Guioa Tree 6 Littoral rainforest 377 315 56 yes
Gymnostachys anceps Settlers Flax Herb 2 Sheltered forest; Rainforest 383 471 no yes
Hibbertia dentata Twining Guinea Flower Vine   Shaded gullies 332 73 no yes
Indigofera australis Indigophera Shrub 0.5 -1.4 Forests (generally on clay) 81 185 no yes
Leucopogon ericoides Bearded Heath Shrub 0.5 -1.5 Heath and Woodland 108 102 no yes
Livistona australis Cabbage Palm Palm 30 Rainforest margins; Sheltered forest 384 470 20 yes
Lomandra longifolia Spiny-headed Mat-rush Tufted herb 0.7 Widespread. 277 546 no yes
Lomatia myricoides River Lomatia Tall Shrub 4 Creeks and Gullies 100 226 167  
Marsdenia rostrata Milk Vine Vine 10 Shaded gullies and rainforest 327 383 no  
Melicope micrococca Hairy-leaved Doughwood, White Euodia Tree 1-6 Humid gullies and rainforest 376 337 31  
Melodinus australis Southern Melodinus Vine 4 Rainforest. 325 384 no  
Myrsine howittiana or Brush Muttonwood Tree 3-10 Rainforest. 369 114 110/119/165 yes
Myrsine variabilis Rapanea Shrub 2-3 Sheltered forest & gullies 191 114 110/119/165  
Notelaea venosa Veined Mock-olive Sm Tree 2.5-8 In or near rainforest 372 380 217  
Pandorea pandorana Wonga Wonga Vine Vine   Widespread. 328 402 no yes
Parsonsia straminea Monkey Rope, Common Silkpod Vine   Rainforest. 325 385 no yes
Pittosporum multiflorum Orange Thorn Shrub 1-1.5 Rainforest. 373 133 91 yes
Pittosporum revolutum Rough Fruit Pittosporum Shrub 1-3 Moist sheltered areas 196 134 no yes
Platysace linearifolia Carrot Tops Shrub 1.5 Woodland 127 356 no yes
Platycerium bifurcatum Elk Horn Fern   Shaded moist forest, Rainforest 317 36 no yes
Pseuderanthemum variabile Pastel Flower Herb 0.3 Rainforest. 123 408 no yes
Pellaea falcata Sickle Fern Fern 0.6 Rainforest and open forest 320 30 no yes
Poa labillardierii Tussock Grass Grass 1 Open forest, 274 524 no  
Pratia purpurascens White Root Herb 0.15 Moist forest floor 187 431 no  
Psychotria loniceroides Hairy Psychotria Shrub 4 Shaded moist forest, Rainforest no 389 205 yes
Pteridium esculentum Bracken Fern 1-1.5 Open sunny and forest 311 28 no yes
Pultenea daphnoides Large-leaf Bush-pea Shrub 2-3 Sheltered woodland 85 194 no  
Platylobium formosum Hansome Flat-pea Shrub 1 Sheltered woodland 84 191 no  
Sarcopetalum harveyanum Pearl Vine Vine Climber Shaded gullies and rainforest 336 57 no yes
Stephania japonica Snake Vine Vine Climber Open dunes to rainforest 336 58 no yes
Sticherus flabellatus Umbrella Fern Fern 1 Shaded moist forest, Rainforest 314 24 no yes
Syncarpia glomulifera Turpentine Tall Tree 40 Rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest 60 306 70  
Synoum glandulosum Scentless Rosewood Sm Tree 3-5 Moist forest to rainforest margins 364 316 47 yes
Todea barbara King Fern Fern 1.5-2 Wetter woodland 316 20 16 yes
Toona ciliata Red Cedar Tree 20-40 Rainforest 364 317 47  
Tristania neriifoli Water Gum Shrub 1.5 Rocky creek banks 61 307 no yes
Tristaniopsis laurina Kanooka Tree 4-10 Riparian 371 308 122  
Trochocarpa laurina Tree Heath Tree 3-8 r/f margins 358 112 78 yes
Trophis scandens Burny Vine Vine 5 Rainforest. 337 no no  
Zieria smithii Sandfly Zieria Shrub 1.5 Forests 122 341 32 yes
   
 
Bauera rubioides River Rose Shrub 1-1.5 Sheltered creek banks 156 130 no yes
Smilax glyciphylla Sweet Sarsparilla Vine   Woodland and Heath 344 555 no yes
There were many plants above the falls that were not recorded, Keeping an eye on the children while they were swimming was the priority.
Some from memory were Persoonia spp., possibly Ozothamnus, many others.
John Arney, 9525 0449