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Gondwana Rainforest - photos

Aerial Roots photo
Gondwana Rainforest Canopy photo
Gondwana Rainforest photo
Palm Tree photo
Gondwana Rainforest Canopy photo
Rainforest Tree photo
Rainforest Tree photo
Epiphytes photo
Vine photo
Vine photo
Piccabeen Palm photo
Subtropical Tree photo
Springbrook Plateau photo
Yellow Tree photo
Piccabeen Palms photo
Cave Creek photo
Buttress Roots photo
Antarctic Beech photo
Antarctic Beech photo
Antarctic Beech photo

About Gondwana Rainforest

The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia is the world's biggest area of subtropical rainforest. Located in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, the area contains many pockets of forest that date back to when Australia was part of the supercontinent of Gondwana. It is interesting to note that the rainforest has changed little since that time.

Three species of palm grow in these rainforests. Dominating the wettest soils are the tall Piccabeen Palms. The Rattan Palm or Lawyer Vine is a climbing palm and the Walking Stick palm abounds on the forest floor. Woody vines or lianas twist toward the canopy to capture light. Epiphytes such as crow's nest ferns and elkhorns cling to trees for support.

The forests that make up the Gondwana Rainforest Reserve were inscribed to the World Heritage list in 1986, and include the following national parks:

More Photos

Brown Tulip Oak photo
Tree Trunks photo
Tree Trunk photo
Tree Trunk photo
Green Behind the Gold photo
Tree photo
Rainforest Canopy photo
Tree photo
Subtropical Rainforest photo
Palm Trees photo
Rainforest Canopy photo
Trees photo
Hoop Pines photo
Cave Creek phoyo
Palms photo
Rainforest photo
    

  

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Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania)


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