Geniostoma huttonii  |  

Geniostoma huttonii

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Geniostoma huttonii is a scrambling shrub to 1 m tall. Stems furrowed between leaf bases,
glabrous. Leaves with petiole 4Ð6 mm long; lamina ovate, 2Ð3 cm long, 1Ð1.6 cm broad,
somewhat attenuate at base, entire, subacute to subaciminate, glabrous. Inflorescence less
than 1 cm long, 1Ð3 flowered; pedicels c. 2 mm long; bracts c. 0.5 mm long. Calyx tube
c. 0.5 mm long; lobes triangular, 1Ð1.5 mm long, shortly fimbriate, acute. Corolla tube 0.8Ð1 mm
long; lobes 5 (sometimes 6), lanceolate, c. 2 mm long, acute, papillose in throat. Stamens
inserted in throat; filaments c. 1 mm long, somewhat hairy at base; anthers ovoid, c. 0.5 mm
long. Ovary ovoid, 0.5 mm long; style 0.2Ð0.6 mm long; stigma ellipsoidal, c. 0.3Ð0.7 mm long.
Capsules globose-ellipsoidal, 5Ð6 mm diameter, green. Seeds not recorded.
The species was only discovered in 1991

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Geniostoma huttonii

    Climate change and associated impacts (e.g. more frequent and intense storms; lower precipitation and higher temperatures) are likely to impact upon persistence and recruitment of the species.

    Understand and ameliorate the effects of climate change on the species.