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Helicteres macrothrix

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Helicteres sp. Glenluckie Creek is an erect, multi-stemmed shrub growing to about 40 cm high. The above ground parts of the plant are annual, the rootstock is perennial. The flowers are a pink-purple colour; the fruits green and woolly-hairy.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Helicteres macrothrix

    Glenluckie Creek (N.Byrnes 1280) Cowie are land clearing for development and weed invasion by Gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus) and Mission grass (Pennisetum polystachion); which may alter fire frequency and intensity (TSSC; 2006a Woinarski et al.; 2007).