Mt Beerwah mallee  |  

Eucalyptus kabiana

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Eucalyptus kabiana, Family Myrtaceae, also known as Mount Beerwah Mallee, is a mallee
generally growing to about 5 m tall, occasionally reaching 10 m tall (Johnson & Hill, 1991;
CPBR, 2006). It has smooth bark, a crown of green lanceolate (long and thin) leaves,
elongated buds borne in clusters of 7Ð11 in leaf axils, white flowers and hemispherical fruit.
The juvenile leaves of seedlings or coppice growth are alternately arranged on the stem, and
are stalked, lanceolate and green. Plants form a lignotuber at the base of the stem/s enabling
vegetative resprouting after defoliation due to fire and insect attack.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Eucalyptus kabiana

    Threats The main identified threats to Mount Beerwah Mallee are its highly restricted distribution and increased fire frequency.