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Pherosphaera fitzgeraldii (Dwarf mountain pine)

Synonyms: Dacrydium fitzgeraldii; Microstrobos fitzgeraldii

Wikipedia Abstract

Pherosphaera fitzgeraldii, commonly known as the Blue Mountains Pine or Dwarf Mountain Pine is a species of conifer in the family Podocarpaceae.It is found only in New South Wales, Australia. The entire natural habitat is in the Blue Mountains, from Katoomba to Wentworth Falls, growing almost exclusively in the splash zones of waterfalls, and on the southern aspect of sandstone nearby. Pherosphaera fitzgeraldii grows as a small shrub to 1 m (3 ft) high. The branchlets droop and bear tiny narrow leaves 2 or 3 mm in length.
View Wikipedia Record: Pherosphaera fitzgeraldii

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Pherosphaera fitzgeraldii


Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Blue Mountains National Park Australia


Australia: New South Wales (Blue Mountains, from Katoomba Falls to Wentworth Falls) TDWG: 50 NSW-NS; Australia: New South Wales (Blue Mountains, from Katoomba Falls to Wentworth Falls). TDWG: 50 NSW-NS;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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