What type of plants are in the Daintree rainforest?

  • IDIOT FRUIT (Idiospermum australiense) The most famous plant life found in the Daintree Rainforest that is well worth the mention is the idiot fruit.
  • KING FERNS (Angiopteris evecta)
  • NOAH’S SATINASH (Syzygium maraca)
  • NATIVE GINGERS (Family: Zingiberaceae)
  • FAN PALM (Licuala ramsayi)
  • Branch Structure.

How is the government helping the Daintree rainforest?

The Australian Government once protected the area by supporting its listing as a World Heritage Area yet it is now considering its support for widening and straightening the main road from the Daintree River through to Cooktown.

What animals and plants live in the Daintree rainforest?

What animals live in the Daintree Rainforest?

  • Southern Cassowary. You can recognise a southern cassowary instantly by its beautiful blue face and neck and distinct horn-like casque.
  • Bull Kauri Tree.
  • Musky Rat-Kangaroo.
  • Boyd’s Forest Dragon.
  • Idiot Fruit Tree.

Who is responsible for protecting the Daintree rainforest?

To help, Rainforest Trust- Australia is working to purchase 15 private properties that will then be incorporated into the Daintree National Park (managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service).

What fruit grows in the Daintree Rainforest?

Idiospermum australiense, or the Idiot Fruit, is a species endemic to the top of Australia. Found only in the Daintree Rainforest it is believed by many to be the eldest living flowering tree.

What is the oldest plants in the Daintree Rainforest?

The Daintree Rainforest is full of ferns with over forty species of which can only be found in the rainforest. The King Fern spreads its leaves to look like a palm tree, the Tree Fern is one of the oldest plants on earth and the Tassel Fern is a wonder to behold.

How many species of plants are there in the Daintree rainforest?

3,000 plant species
Around 3,000 plant species from over 210 families are found within the Daintree Rainforest and extended wet tropics region.

What is destroying the Daintree rainforest?

Logging is causing a devastating effect on the Daintree, with more logging causing an endangerment or extinction in some unique plants to the rainforest. The biodiversity of the forest is dropping, with more and more animals losing their homes.

What is the plant life in the Daintree Rainforest?

The Daintree/Cape Tribulation region is home to over 3,000 plant species including trees, vines, palms, ferns, epiphytes, as well as the world’s largest and smallest tree ferns and cycads. Unknown plants and animal species are still being discovered.

Who owns the Daintree rainforest?

Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people
The Daintree National Park’s traditional owners are the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people. Many of the natural features of the landscape hold spiritual significance for the traditional owners. One of these features is the location of the bouncing stones at Thornton Beach.

What foods are in the Daintree rainforest?

From gelato to microgreens, barramundi to breadfruit, and chocolate to chorizo, the Daintree is home to an eclectic range of small farms, orchards, fisheries, growers and micro-manufacturers, often hidden from view in our lush environment.

Are Davidson plums edible?

Due to the intense acidic flavour and low sugar content, the Davidson Plum is not often eaten as a fresh fruit. However, the tart and intense fruity flavour lends itself to be used in a range of sweet and savoury dishes, including cakes, jams, sauces, yoghurt and ice-cream.

Where to see the rainforest in Daintree National Park?

The Cape Tribulation section of Daintree National Park is where the rainforest meets the reef. If you’re looking for a cool change in the rainforest that both you and the kids will enjoy, along with an opportunity for a unique cultural experience, look no further than Mossman Gorge in Daintree National Park. Dramatic!

Are there endangered plants on Lot 157 Daintree?

Rare, endangered, and endemic, plants found on Lot 157 Cape Tribulation Road justify its immediate purchase and protection. Before making a commitment to the purchase of land in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest we undertake a survey to confirm the natural values.

Who are the owners of Daintree National Park?

The Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people are the Traditional Owners of Daintree National Park. They welcome you to their country and ask that you respect their special place. Enjoy a challenging hike from lowland rainforest into upland rainforest on the Manjal Jimalji trail.

How are epiphytes supported in the Daintree Rainforest?

Epiphytes are fascinating Daintree Rainforest plants that survive without roots in the ground. They also have the ability to trap nutrients and store their own water. Epiphytes are often supported by host plants. They can even grow so large they can no longer support their own weight, causing them to crash down to the forest floor.