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Tree hollows are naturally-occurring holes in living or dead trees. Hollows form in many species but are most abundant in eucalypts. Termite activity, storms and fire contribute to both the formation and destruction of tree hollows.

What it looks like: Mapania is a large coarse sedge that is sometimes likened to Screw Palms (Pandanus spp.).

What it looks like: Pternandra is a multi-stemmed shrub or tree with smooth, apricot-grey bark. Its glossy green, oval leaves are borne in opposite pairs and have a single distinct vein running along the inside of each margin.

What it looks like: Xylopia is an open shrub or erect sapling that can grow to 3 metres high. It holds its primary branches perpendicular to its central stem.

Lewis Roberts is a highly regarded self-taught naturalist and botanical illustrator. He has an Order of Australia, and last year quietly received the Queensland Natural History award.