Phaleria biflora is a shrub or small tree growing to 5 m high with bright red new growth. Leaves measure 2.5-8 cm long by 1.5-4 cm wide. Leaf shape is ovate. Leaf arrangement is decussate. The inflorescences are axillary, borne on peduncles 10-35 mm long and bear 2-10 flowers. The fruits are fleshy and black.
Phaleria biflora |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Listing Advices, Phaleria biflora
Potential Climate change is a potential future threat to this species long term survival; especially as it is restricted to high altitude areas (Queensland Herbarium; 2009b). 3.
In the long term; this species is threatened by climate change due to its naturally restricted distribution (Queensland Herbarium; 2009b); however; the impact of this threat has not been quantified.