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Gentiana wingecarribiensis

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Gentiana wingecarribiensis, Family Gentianaceae, also known as Wingecarribee Gentian, is
an erect glabrous annual herb 4_9 cm high or to 11 cm high in flower, with reddish,
unbranched or sparsely-branched stems (DECC, 2005). The corolla (petals) is greenish-ribbed
outside and purplish-blue or sky blue inside (Adams & Williams, 1988; Harden, 1992; Kodela
et al., 1994; Adams, 1996). The species flowers chiefly from October until December (Kodela
et al., 1994).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Gentiana wingecarribiensis

    Threats The main identified threats to Wingecarribee Gentian are grazing and pasture improvement cattle trampling altered hydrology of swamps competition with other species including native shrubby species and weeds (Kodela et al.; 1994 DECC; 2005) and inappropriate fire regimes (NSW NPWS; 1999).