Bushy shrub to 2m-2.5m - Endemic to south-east Queensland from Mt Brisbane, (near Somerset Dam), to south of Beaudesert and west to Mt Berryman near Laidley.This plant is listed as vulnerable under Schedule 1 of the Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 and as vulnerable under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland).
Difficult to propagate from cuttings and seed may take up to 9 months to germinate. Although seed is produces every year it is not always viable (i.e. will not germinate).
Attractive to fruit eating and insect eating birds, this is a tough shrub which will take long periods of dry conditions. It does need a well drained position because it absolutely hates having wet feet.
Bushy erect shrub to 1.5 m found from subtropical and dry rainforest from north-east NSW to south-east QLD.This plant is listed as vulnerable under Schedule 1 of the Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 and as vulnerable under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland).also listed as vulnerable under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (NSW) and vulnerable under the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2006 (Qld)
Favored by the stingless Native bees, both the solitary (Blue Banded and Carpenter bees) and the tiny black hive bees.
Easy plant to propagate from seed, prefers a moist situation but not permanently wet feet, will withstand temporary dry periods but will need supplementary watering to keep looking good. Full sun to light dappled shade.
Small Leafed Tamarind
Rainforest tree that can reach a height of 20m but is generally around 15m in cultivated conditions. Listed as an Endangered Species on Schedule 1 of the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act, Queensland's Nature Conservation Act and the Commonwealth Endangered Species Protection Act.Known to be in only 14 locations with two or three trees at each location. Found from the coastal lowlands of the Richmond River on the far north coast of NSW to the Nerang River on the Gold Coast of Queensland at Mudgeeraba. Great shade tree which has green fruits opening to reveal brownish seed surrounded by a fleshy red/orange edible aril. There is also a yellow fruited form.Very hardy tree once established (in around 2 years). Has a slightly fluted dark brown trunk when mature. needs supplementary watering during extended dry periods in the first two years.
Plectranthus habrophyllus is listed as endangered.
Ground cover up to 80cm high and to 1.5m across with purple flower spikes above the foliage.
This species is eligible for listing as endangered under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 , it was listed as endangered under Schedule 1 of the Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (Cwlth). Plectranthus habrophyllus is also listed as endangered under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland).
Known from only six locations in south-east Queensland, between Ipswich and Ormeau.
Three populations occur in White Rock Conservation Park, two in small corridors through urban areas, and one in a proposed quarry site (Forster, 1994; Queensland Herbarium, 2008).
The total population size is unknown, but some of these sites record only a few plants present (Queensland Herbarium, 2008).
Plectranthus habrophyllus occurs on rock outcrops of sandstone in shaded situations in eucalypt woodland often close to vine forest.
The plants I am growing are cuttings from a population found at Springfield, the parent population no longer exists, it has gone under housing.
My plant was obtained from a Native Plants Queensland member who was given it by by the late Lloyd Bird in 2000.
It is a very tough plant which will grow in full sun but prefers part shade - early morning or late afternoon sun. It tends to go backwards a bit, with excess water, but recovers fairly quickly once conditions dry out. Blue banded and carpenter bees seem to love it, I have observed predatory wasps on it occasional as well.
It does self seed readily and is easy to propagate from cuttings which strike within two weeks.In a pot the leaf tends to stay on the small side and they get larger when in the ground. It will flower in a pot.