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Pherosphaera fitzgeraldii
Pherosphaera fitzgeraldii with Blechnum fern in the background
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Podocarpaceae
Genus: Pherosphaera
Species: P. fitzgeraldii
Binomial name
Pherosphaera fitzgeraldii
F.Muell. J.Garden & L.A.S.Johnson

Microstrobos fitzgeraldii

Pherosphaera fitzgeraldii is a species of conifer in the Podocarpaceae family. 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.

This conifer may be threatened by habitat loss, due to increased urbanization on the plateau. In the past hundred years, stream water quality has deteriorated, due to urban sprawl in the Blue Mountains. However, the population of Pherosphaera fitzgeraldii seems to have been stable over the last fifty years.



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