Pedder Centrolepis  |  

Centrolepis pedderensis

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Pedder Bristlewort

Pedder Centrolepis is a summer-growing perennial herb, forming loose tufts up to 7 cm in diameter. There are numerous leaves, arranged in two rows on opposite sides of the stem. The leaves are suberect, hairless, and grow in a fan-shaped cluster. The sheath is 3-10 mm long, passing abruptly into a subterete keeled leaf blade 3-20 mm long. The scapes are slightly longer than the leaves, often crimson, and lack hairs. Reproductive parts are enclosed within two overlapping bracts, erect and lance-shaped to 4.5-5 mm long; their outer surfaces are light brown and often flushed crimson. The stamen’s filament and the anther are also crimson.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Listing Advices, Centrolepis pedderensis

    While climate change may be a significant future threat to the remaining subpopulation of this species; the severity of climate change; and its impact upon this species is unknown.