Harrington Rainforest Walk
Images thanks to Hugh Nicholson – Rainforest Plants of Australia or Pieta Laing
Plum Pine is the only gymnosperm, or non-flowering tree, found in littoral rainforests of the Manning but they do not have cones like the other conifers. An interesting feature of Plum Pine is that it is wind-pollinated with pollen grains shaped for dispersal in air currents Huge amounts of pollen are produced so that even if only a minute fraction results in reaching the target, fertilization is assured.
As you continue, you will see lots of young saplings and large woody vines (lianes) to the left of the track, reaching up to the sunlight above the canopy.