Budawangia gnidioides, Family Epacridaceae / Ericacaeae, also known as Budawangs Cliffheath, is a small rhizomatous creeping shrub with stiff sharp-pointed leaves. The hairy stems grow to about 50 cm long, usually spreading through cracks in rock-faces or along sandy ledges below cliffs. The plant flowers from September to February, with shortly tubular white flowers 4–5 mm long produced among the leaves towards the ends of the stems.
Budawangs Cliff-heath |
Budawangia gnidioides (Epacris gnidioides)
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Budawangia gnidioides (Epacris gnidioides)
The main potential threats to Budawangs Cliff heath include vegetation clearing; changed fire regimes; goat (Capra hircus) browsing; and hydrological change (ANRA; 2008).