The Wimmera Bottlebrush is a shrub or small tree which grows up to 10 m high with a single or multi-stemmed trunk, typically higher than it is wide. Flowers are in the form of a pink to mauve bottlebrush 11-14 cm long, and appear from late October to early December. The small 5 mm long fruit persist for up to 13 years. Bark is grey-brown in colour and slightly stringy. Leaves are approximately 30-50 mm long and 4-7 mm wide, and oil glands are prominent.
Wimmera Bottlebrush |
Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Callistemon wimmerensis
Threats The main identified threats to the Wimmera bottlebrush are past land clearance; weed invasion; rabbits; trail bike use; and regulated and restricted water flow; particularly in years of drought (Marriott; 2006a; b Marriott; pers. comm.; 2009 Marriott and Carr; 2008).