Macrozamia conferta  |  

Macrozamia conferta

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Macrozamia conferta, Family Zamiaceae, is a small cycad with a subterranean trunk and one to five frond-like leaves, 35Ð60 cm long. The leaves are characteristically stiff and spirally twisted with closely crowded light green leaflets with inrolled margins. Male and female cones occur on separate plants (Jones & Forster, 1994; Hill & Osborne, 2001; Jones, 2002).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Macrozamia conferta

    Threats The main identified threats to M. conferta include loss and damage through timber harvesting inappropriate fire regimes; which kills surface seed and young seedlings failure of the insect pollination mutualism and vulnerability to illegal collecting of both seed and whole plants (Jones Forster; 1994).