Gillham's bell  |  

Darwinia oxylepis

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

GillamÕs bell is a small upright shrub with erect branches and short branchlets. Its leaves are
scattered, smooth and linear, approximately 1 cm x 0.1 cm in size, initially erect and often
spreading to curve backwards when mature. The hanging flower bracts, which are on short,
backward curving branchlets, are bell-shaped, 3 cm by 2 Ð 3 cm in size. Flowers are
predominantly red with some white (Elliot & Jones 1984, cited in Phillimore et al., 2001).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Darwinia oxylepis

    For information on the listing status of this species under relevant state or territory legislation; see http cgi bin sprat public The main factors that are the cause of the species being eligible for listing in the Endangered category are that it has a restrictred area of occupancy that is continuing to decline due to the small population size of the species and impacts from disease; tourist activities and fire (Phillimore et al.; 2001).

    Fire High potential If fires occur before seedlings have reached maturity; there is frequency a significant risk of depleting the soil seed store (Phillimore et al.; 2001).

    They can also increase the fire hazard given the higher fuel loads.