Declaration of critical habitat for the Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis)
The Wollemi Pine is a relict species currently known to occur in only one population in Wollemi National Park on the Central Tablelands of New South Wales in south eastern Australia. This population occurs in deep sandstone gorge formations. The gorge walls are composed of Triassic sandstones from the Narrabeen Group.
- 1 December 2006
- Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW)
The Wollemi Pine occurs in the warm temperate rainforest and rainforest margins in a Eucalyptus spp. forest/woodland complex within the Sydney Sandstone Biome of the eastern coast and tablelands of New South Wales (Floyd 1984).
This warm temperate rainforest habitat is dominated by coachwood Ceratopetalum apetalum and sassafras Doryphora sassafras. Most individuals of the Wollemi Pine are associated with gorges and occur on large ledges or are inserted in crevices in