Decaspermum struckoilicum  |  

Decaspermum struckoilicum

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Decaspermum struckoilicum, Family Myrtaceae, is an erect shrub or small tree growing to
4 m high. The leaves are elliptical, 18Ð55 mm long, and arranged in opposite pairs along the
branchlets. The flowers are borne in clusters in the leaf axils, white, with four or five petals
and sepals and 16Ð25 stamens. The fruit is a globose berry up to 8.5 mm in diameter, soft and
dark bluish-black when ripe. The plant is hairless, although there may be hairs on the new
vegetative growth and on the flowers. It is similar to Decaspermum humile, differing in the
matte surface of the leaves and the shorter petiole (Snow & Guymer, 2001).
Prior to 2001, Decaspermum struckoilicum was known as Decaspermum sp. Mt Morgan
(N.Hoy AQ55657), Decaspermum sp. 1 (Mt. Morgan) or Decaspermum sp. Mt Morgan
(D.Hoy 71).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Decaspermum struckoilicum

    The main potential threats to D. struckoilicum include wildfire from adjoining sclerophyll forests; and habitat disturbance from domestic stock (Barry Thomas; 1994).