Paddle-leaf¬†Daviesia  |  

Daviesia obovata

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Paddle-leaf Daviesia is an erect, slender shrub that grows 0.7-1.5 m high. Flowers are yellow and black and the flowering period is from September to October. This species has paddle-shaped leaves and woody fruits. This species is very distinctive, even when not flowering.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Daviesia obovata

    Threats The main identified threats to the Paddle leaf Daviesia are the impact of dieback caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi; and wildfire (TSSC; 2006).

  • Australian Government, Listing Advices, Daviesia obovata

    A trend in population size for the whole species is difficult to determine based on survey information as some subpopulations are experiencing a decline due to Phytophthora; whilst others are increasing in size due to recovery after fire or as a result of survey efforts locating more individuals.

    Any trend in population size for the species is difficult to determine based on survey information as some subpopulations are experiencing a longer term decline due to dieback from Phytophthora cinnamomi; whilst others experience shorter term increases due to recovery after fire or survey efforts locating more individuals.