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Darwinia nubigena

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

red mountain bell

Darwinia sp. Stirling Range (G.J. Keighery 5732), Family Myrtaceae, also known as Red
Mountain Bell, is an open, straggly shrub growing to 1.5 m high (Hopper et al., 1990). It has
pink to red flowers which bloom in October, with the styles emerging from the floral bracts.
The leaves are dark green, 6 mm long, and almost stalkless. The leaf edges are fringed in
short hairs (Western Australian Herbarium, 1995; Brown et al., 1998).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Darwinia sp. Stirling Range

    Threats The main potential threats to Red Mountain Bell include inappropriate fire regimes and dieback caused by the root rot fungus Phytophthora cinnamomi (Brown et al.; 1998 ANRA; 2007).