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Umbrella Flower

Updated: 30-Jan-2013

The Umbrella flower belonging to the Umbrella Tree, is native to our tropical rainforests in Australia .This spectacular species can be found particularly in eastern Queensland and the Northern Territory. The plant produces up to 1000 flowers, generating large amounts of nectar which attracts honey-eating birds (pictured) which then spreads the seeds. The fruits are also eaten by many other animals including Musky Rat Kangaroo, Red-legged Pademelons and the Spectacle Flying Fox . Its leaves are also a favorite food of the Bennett Tree Kangaroo. This beautiful species are a common site on all our full day tours. With thanks from Tropical Horizons

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