National recovery plan for the Lowan Phebalium (Phebalium lowanense)
Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria
- National recovery plan for the Lowan Phebalium (Phebalium lowanense) (PDF - 253 KB) | (RTF - 1,637 KB)
The Lowan Phebalium (Phebalium lowanense) is a small shrub endemic to south-eastern Australia, where it occurs in a small area of the mallee in south-eastern South Australia and western Victoria. There are perhaps 10 populations containing in total 100,000 plants, although the number of plants fluctuates widely, depending mostly on the time since fire. The majority of plants are found at only a few sites in the Ngarkat Conservation Park in South Australia. Altered fire regimes is probably the biggest threat, although weed invasion, disturbance and browsing (especially of small populations) are also threats. The Lowan Phebalium is listed as Vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. This national Recovery Plan for the Lowan Phebalium is the first recovery plan for the species, and details its distribution, habitat, threats and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.