Flora recovery plan: Morrisbys gum (Eucalyptus morrisbyi) 2006-2010
ISBN 0 7246 6354 1
About the recovery plan
Eucalyptus morrisbyi Brett (1939), commonly known as Morrisby's gum, is a eucalypt endemic to southeastern Tasmania, and is known from only two natural populations. The largest population is from Calverts Hill near Cremorne, and includes two small remnant stands nearby at Lumeah Point and along Honeywood Drive. The second, smaller population is found 21 kilometres away in the Government Hills near Risdon. In total, the species occupies an area of approximately 12.5 hectares and numbers approximately 2000 individuals.
A continuing decline is inferred because of small population sizes, inappropriate firing, drought, browsing of seedlings and competition from understorey species.
This national Recovery Plan for Eucalyptus morrisbyi, details the species' distribution and biology, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.