The little mountain palm is an endemic palm tree found only on the summit of Mt Gower on Lord Howe Island. It grows to three metres in height, and its natural habitat covers an area of less than four square kilometres.
Little Mountain Palm |
Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Lepidorrhachis mooreana
Weeds identified so far are Agrostis avenaceus; Arenaria serpyllifolia; Avena barbata; Bromus carthartius; Lolium perenne; Ehrharta erecta; Luzlula longiflora; Paspalum sp.; Poa annua; Polycarpon tetraphyllum; Potentilla indica; Pseudognaphalium luteo album; Rumex sp.; Solanum nigrum; Sonchus oleraceus; Sporobolus africanus; Stellaria media;; Vulpia bromoides Climate change impacts (potential) Species confined to mountain summits.
Climate change may also affect cloud formation and frequency and hence precipitation and species survival in forest.