species: Scaevola taccada in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Scaevola taccada

©Anne Hoggett: Scaevola taccada bushes lining the entrance to Lizard Island Research Station.

©Anne Hoggett: Flowers and fruit of Scaevola taccada at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Scaevola taccada at Mermaid Cove, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Plantae
Division Charophyta
Class Equisetopsida
Order Asterales
Family Goodeniaceae
Genus Scaevola
Species Scaevola taccada



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


Interesting facts

  • The fruit is a favourite food for Pied Imperial Pigeons.


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Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Cribb, A.B. and J.W. Cribb (1985). Plant life of the Great Barrier Reef and adjacent shores University of Queensland Press, St Lucia.

Other references

  • Buckley, R. (1988). Plant succession under repeated disturbance: establishment and growth of strandline forbs and creepers on unstable beaches in the wet tropics, Proceedings of the Ecological Society of Australia, 15: 307-311. LIRS catalog number 678.
  • Byrnes, N.B., S.L. Everist, S.T. Reynolds, A. Specht and R.L. Specht (1977). The vegetation of Lizard Island, North Queensland, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 88: 1-15. LIRS catalog number 3.
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