This species is known to occur fairly rarely on the Eastern coast of Australia, and often within protected habitat. Where this species is not under protection, it is likely threatened by fire and by non-timber agriculture. This species is thought to have an EOO of 5,402 km2 and a minimum AOO of 48 km2, however it is likely that these values could truthfully be larger, due to limited surveying. Because there is a suspected decline in the quality of this species’ habitat, where unprotected, and because this species is thought to exist in the wild within no more than 10 locations on the Eastern coast of Australia, this species is listed as VU under criteria B1ab(iii) + 2ab(iii).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The type specimen of this species was located in Belair National Park, South Australia (Eyssartier and Buyck 2001). Further specimens have been observed on the Eastern coast of Australia from March 2010 to June 2013. These observations were made on the Obi Obi Track, Montville; in the Great Sandy National Park; in Ankida; in West Chermside; in the Arthur Harold Reserve; in the Noosa National Park; in the Linda Garrett Park; and in the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden (geographic information provided by gbif, citation needed). Several preserved specimens of this species from these localities are recorded in the Queensland Herbarium database. This species is thought to possess an EOO of 5,402 km2 and a minimum AOO of 48 km2, however it is likely that these values could truthfully be larger, due to limited surveying.
Population and Trends
This species is known to occur within both protected and unprotected habitat. Although information regarding the specific habitat preferences of this species appears to be lacking, this species is known to exist under preservation. Until further information arises, this species’ population is therefore thought to be in general decline. Protection of this species’ habitat is required for successful conservation and stabilisation of this species’ population.
Population Trend: Decreasing
Habitat and Ecology
Little is known regarding the habitat preferences of this species, however several collections from the Eastern coast of Australia mention this species growing on a soil substrate.
This species appears to exist largely under preservation or within protected habitat, however where it does not exist under protection, it is likely threatened by fire and fire suppression and by non-timber agriculture.
Scale Unknown/UnrecordedTrend Unknown/Unrecorded
This species is thought to exist at least to some degree within threatened habitat. Protection of this species’ habitat at its known localities is required for its successful conservation.
Resource & habitat protection
Further research into this species’ distribution, habitat preferences, and into the extent to which this species is threatened is required for the accurate classification and assessment of this species.
Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyThreats