NSW Wingecarribee Shire Council :: Wollondilly Shire Council
Home Plants Other Shrubs

Zieria murphyi

Velvet Zieria, Murphy’s Zieria at suppressed

Zieria murphyi at suppressed - 2 Oct 2021
Request use of media

Identification history

Zieria murphyi 3 Oct 2021 ESP

Identify this sighting

Please Login or Register to identify this sighting.

User's notes

The threatened (VU) Zieria murphyi can be substantially browsed by wallabies. However, some plants occur in situations where even wallabies can't reach them, e.g. on rocks or steep and rocky areas, including escarpments. The species is sometimes considered a Blue Mountains rarity with an outlier in the south of the Highlands, but most records of it and perhaps the majority of plants are in the Highlands. If anything, the BMtns occurrence is the outlier. Would be interesting to examine both populations to determine their genetic relationship: which is the older and how long have they been isolated from each other.

Be the first to comment

Please Login or Register to comment.

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 2 Oct 2021 02:56 PM Recorded on
  • ESP Recorded by

Additional information

  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height

Record quality

  • Images or audio
  • More than one media file
  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
  • GPS evidence of location
  • Description
  • Additional attributes
1917 sightings of 3538 species in 167 locations from 264 members
Proudly Australian made, owned and hosted CCA 3.0 | privacy