The Small-leaved Denhamia is a shrub growing to approximately 3 m in height. It has elliptic to obovate leaves, which are 5-30 mm long by 3-9 mm wide, dark green on the upper surface and pale green on the lower surface. Foliage is said to be hard, with pointy teeth around the edges. Flowers are white to yellowish and form racemes up to 3 cm long. Capsules are yellowish, ovoid, three-valved and grow to 6-8 mm in length and 5-6 mm in width.
Small-leaved Denhamia |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Denhamia parvifolia
The distribution of this species overlaps with the following EPBC Act listed threatened ecological communities Semi evergreen vine thickets of the Brigalow Belt (North and South) and Nandewar Bioregions; Brigalow (Acacia harpophylla dominant and co dominant); and Threats The main identified threats to Denhamia parvifolia are the legacy of historic broad scale vegetation clearing; changed fire regimes; invasion by exotic weeds and grazing pressure (ANRA; 2007).