Forked Spyridium  |  

Spyridium furculentum

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The forked spyridium is a small shrub endemic to north-western Victoria, where it has been recorded near the southern boundary of the Little Desert, between Goroke and Dimboola. Surveys in 2008 estimated that there were 500 plants in five populations, found over a total range of only 2 km2. Populations of forked spyridium occur in windblown derived, sandy soils of heathlands and heathy woodlands in low rainfall areas. Road maintenance and disturbance by apiarists are threats to some populations.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Spyridium furculentum

    Threats The forked spyridium is threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation; invasive species; and potentially threatened by inappropriate fire regime and domestic species.