Chamelaucium sp. Cataby (G.J.Keighery 11009), Family Myrtaceae, awaiting publication as Chamelaucium griffinii N.G.Marchant & Keighery ms. (CHAH, 2005), and also known as Griffin’s Waxflower, is a small spreading shrub to 50 cm high with many branches (DEC, 2008). Leaves are terete, obtuse, 7–10 mm long with a pinkish-red tinge. Flowers are axillary, up to 10 in number on short stalks, occurring from June to October. Each flower has a floral tube that is narrow, 10 ribbed and approximately 4 mm long. The five petal lobes are broadly elliptic, 1–1.3 mm long, white, aging to red (Brown et al., 1998; DEC, 2008). There are 10 filamentous stamens alternating with 10 narrow staminodes. The style is apical and about 6 mm long (Brown et al., 1998; Patrick & Brown, 2001; DEC, 2008).
Griffin's Waxflower |
Chamelaucium sp. Cataby
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Chamelaucium sp. Cataby
Threats The main potential threats to Griffin s Waxflower include inappropriate fire regimes recreational activities associated with a nearby walking track; lookout and carpark and clearing weed invasion and dieback caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi (Brown et al.; 1998 DEC; 2008).