The fern-leaf baeckea is a 3 m tall erect shrub that is endemic to Victoria, where it is currently restricted to rocky streamsides on the lower slopes of Mt Buffalo. The total population is estimated to be between 220-1000 individuals spread over seven locations situated no more than 6 km apart. Fern-leaf baeckea is found in open forest and riparian scrub or on rocky outcrops and associated species include Acacia melanoxylon, Acacia pravissima and Cassinia aculeate. Competition with weed species is a major threat to the fern-leaf baeckea.
Fern-leaf Baeckea |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Sannantha crenulata
Threats The fern leaf baeckea is threatened by weed species and potentially threatened by road works and altered fire frequency.