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Sugar Gum Forest on Kangaroo Island
Australia

A typical Australian Sugar Gum forest located in a creek gully near the De Mole River at the Western end of Kangaroo Island. The forest features thousands of young Sugar Gum trees, (Eucalypyus cladocalyx Myrtaceae), all emerging after vast bushfires more then 30 years ago. Older Sugar Gum trees with hollows become ideal nesting sites for the endangered Glossy Black-Cockatoo. The habitat features a vast array of plant species including the Messmate and Brown Stringy Bark Trees, (Eucalyptus obliqua Myrtaceae and Eucalyptus baxteri Myrtaceae). On the forest floor groups of Morning Flag, tufted perennials with narrow, strap-like leaves (Orthrosanthus multiflorus Iridaceae) can be seen. Many species of Acacia occur including the Kangaroo Thorn, (Acacia paradoxa Leguminosae). Images Taken in Mid Spring, October 2011.

Copyright: Rob Woollacott
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Uploaded: 23/10/2011
Updated: 16/10/2014
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Tags: gosse; kangaroo island; south australia; de mole; wilderness; bushland
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