This species occurs at a number of locations in the Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and SHoalhaven Local Government Areas. It is an aromatic rainforest tree that grows to 20 m tall. When branches are broken from the stem there are ball and socket joints on the main stem. The species is mostly restricted to lowland rainforest, a vegetation type that has been extensively cleared. The species largely reproduces vegetatively and, thus, is clonal with the potential for there to be few genetically distinct individuals.
Illawarra Socketwood |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Daphnandra johnsonii
Potential threats Fire; including prescribed burning (NSW DEC; 2005).