With little known about the species and concerns over its conservation, research into the species has begun to gain an insight into the genetic diversity of the species to better understand the conservation requirements.
The research is being supported by Stockland who are developing a new residential community named Ormeau Ridge and working with Greening Australia to restore the surrounding natural environment, revegetating 22 hectares along the Pimpama River and replanting over 220,000 native plants. Although no bottle trees will be impacted by the Stockland Development, they were keen to help support the future conservation of the endangered tree and look to plant some within the community if possible.
Research will be conducted by the University of the Sunshine Coast in collaboration with the Queensland Herbarium which plans to provide critical advice for conservation projects based on the genetics of the species. The results will be used to provide recommendations for recovery, translocations and compensatory populations to enhance the success of conservation measures.
Image: the revegetation area.