Ironstone Brachyscias  |  

Brachyscias verecundus

Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Brachyscias verecundus, Family Apiaceae, also known as Ironstone Brachyscias, is a glabrous annual herb, 12–22 mm high, that appears in November. The species displays white flowers in early December and the herb has no growth above ground in January. The inner bases of compound inflorescence bracts are white. The petals are free, ovate, inflexed and 0.7 mm long and 0.5 mm wide. Sepals are absent and flowers are pedicellate, minute and mostly male.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Brachyscias verecundus

    Threats The main identified threats to Ironstone Brachyscias are lack of disturbance to stimulate germination inappropriate fire regimes firebreak maintenance hydrological change weed invasion and rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) (TSSC; 2006a).