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Plant Identification Short Course

February 6 - February 9

Plant Identification Short Course
06 Feb 2023 – 09 Feb 2023

Join Cape York NRM for a three-day FREE course to learn how to examine and identify local plants.

Day One

  • Introduction and course overview
  • Introduction to plant morphology and terminology
  • Visit to native vegetation for hands-on review of course content
  • Practice identifying specimens using the Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants Identification System (the “Rainforest key”)

Day Two

  • Revision of yesterday’s material
  • Continue to develop knowledge of the Rainforest Key
  • Demonstrate how to prepare and write-up plant specimens for pressing
  • Visit native vegetation, collect specimens for identification

Day Three (optional)

  • Review important rainforest plant families of the Cooktown area
  • In the field, discuss methods for identification of eucalypts and wattles, introduce the “Lucid Keys” to these groups
  • Open book test

To register, contact James Dobson on 0407 173 882 or James.dobson@capeyorknrm.com.au

This project is supported by Cape York NRM, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.


Cape York Natural Resource Management
1300 132 262
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Cooktown, Queensland 4895 Australia + Google Map

Would you like to get involved in the TNQ Hub? Do you have an upcoming event that you’d like us to attend? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact Rachel Hay, Knowledge Broker of the TNQ Hub.

Email: rachel.hay@jcu.edu.au

Phone: 0402 289 724