Acrophyllum australe, Family Cunoniaceae, is a small hairless shrub, growing 1−2 m high. Leaves are green with hairless upper surfaces, while the lower surfaces are a dull blue-green (often with a reddish tinge) and are strongly veined. Leaves have regularly toothed margins, occurring in whorls of three, four sometimes opposite and are ovate (egg-shaped, with a tapering point) to lanceolate (long, wider in the middle), growing to 3–10 cm long and 10−45 mm wide. The species flowers in November to December, producing small white flowers that are tinged with pink, with petals that are 2–4 mm long.
Acrophyllum australe |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Acrophyllum australe
Threats U The main identified threats to A. australe are landslip (particularly due to track erosion at popular walking trails); changes to hydrology; fire and weed invasion.