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Livistona australis, gums & understorey, McKay Reserve
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McKay Reserve is a small tract of remnant urban bushland in Palm Beach, parts of which contain the endangered ecological community (EEC) Pittwater and Wagstaffe Spotted Gum Forest. The reserve lies on a ridge on the Barrenjoey Peninsula and overlooks western Pittwater.

Mapping by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage in 2013 shows the reserve as also containing Coastal escarpment littoral rainforest, a particular subgroup of the Littoral Rainforest community, which is also an endangered ecological community.

Flora species list

The flora species list is taken from Smith & Smith (1992). Species from other lists are referenced individually. Species introduced from overseas are prefixed with an asterisk (*), non-local Australian species with #. Of the 362 plant species listed by Smith & Smith, 125 (approximately one third) are naturalised introduced species.

Coordinates: 33°36′17″S 151°19′24″E / 33.60472°S 151.32333°E / -33.60472; 151.32333

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