Mt Berryman Phebalium is a small tree growing to 8 m tall with a trunk of up to 15 cm in diameter at breast height. The flowers are cream, ageing to cream-fawn. The leaves are 1.5-5 cm long, 2-10 mm wide, and more or less smooth on the upper surface. The leaves have a variable shape. They are usually linear to oblong or lance-shaped, but may also be elliptic to broad-elliptic or egg-shaped. The fruit is a capsule with small seeds which are shed locally.
Mt Berryman Phebalium |
Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Phebalium distans
Berryman Phebalium include the drift of agricultural chemicals; erosion; soil compaction due to human traffic; dumping of rubbish; inappropriate modification of its habitat; vandalism and climate change.
Additional threats include urban development; fire events and weed invasion.
Australian Government, Listing Advices, Phebalium distans
Berryman Phebalium include the drift of agricultural chemicals; weed invasion by weeds such as Megathrysus maximus (Guinea Grass) and Asparagus africanus (Climbing Asparagus); erosion; soil compaction due to human traffic; dumping of rubbish; inappropriate modification of its habitat; vandalism and climate change.
Berryman Phebalium populations are subject to a variety of threats such as vegetation clearance; road works and roadside maintenance; weed invasion and wild fire (see Section 8); which make the species very restricted geographic distribution precarious for the survival of the species.