SPECIES: Decaspermum struckoilicum — Struck Oil Myrtle

CLASSIFICATION: Critically endangered

As far as naming conventions go, you would be correct thinking that Struck Oil Myrtle, a shrub of a height up to 5m, is found in an area in Queensland known as Struck Oil. It grows yellowish white flowers, a berry-like globular fruit and elliptical leaves, glossy on top, matt underneath. The invasive-as-ever Lantana weed is the biggest threat to this critically endangered species, as are wildfire and habitat disturbance.

Photo: J McCabe, QPWS

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