Homoranthus darwinioides, Family Myrtaceae, is a spreading shrub growing to 1.5 m high. Leaves are linear, 2Ð5 mm long and less than 1 mm wide. Flower heads hang downwards and consist of two flowers on a stalk. Bracteoles (floral bracts) are often present at flowering. Sepals are 1.5 mm long with up to 10 laciniate (deeply slashed) lobes at the apex. The style is 8Ð10 mm long (Craven & Jones, 1991; Harden, 2002).
Homoranthus darwinioides |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Homoranthus darwinioides
Threats The main identified threats to Homoranthus darwinioides are localised extinction due to stochastic events feral animals; in particular rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus); and goats (Capra hircus) stock impacts from grazing and trampling erosion of sandstone habitat and inappropriate fire regimes (DECC; 2005a).