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Hensmania chapmanii

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Hensmania chapmanii, Family Anthericaceae / Phormiaceae, also known as ChapmanÕs Hensmania, is a tufted perennial plant with underground rhizomes. The leaves (circular in cross-section) are 3 mm or more in diameter, have brown or transparent sheathing bases and are up to 38 cm long. The umbrella-like inflorescence, up to 50 mm in length and 8 mm in width, is held on a stalk that is shorter than the leaves. Bracts are pale brown and sharply pointed and a cream floral whorl forms a tube in the lower third and divides into six equal segments at the upper part. Fruit are produced in February and March, and flowering occurs from December to January (Brown et al., 1998; Patrick & Brown, 2001; DEC, 2008).

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Hensmania chapmanii

    Threats The main potential threats to Chapman s Hensmania include firebreak maintenance roadwork weeds inappropriate fire regimes salinity and ageing populations.