Kelleria bogongensis is a prostrate, mat-forming perennial subshrub. It flowers in January. A full description is available in the national recovery plan.
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Kelleria bogongensis
Climate change Decreased soil potential future Unpublished data collected from permanent moisture drier study plots established in 1993 (Marks conditions Walsh 2014 p.9) revealed a decline in (decreased kelleria between 1993 and 2002; rainfall increased corresponding to a period of extended average drought . temperatures increased risk of fire) Personal observations by N.
These models should aim to establish kelleria s response to drier soil conditions and increased temperatures with a view to establishing if long term climatic and or ecological changes will affect the viability of the population.
Recruitment (in light of all threats; including longer term climate change impacts) Determine seed germination requirements by conducting laboratory and field trials aimed to identify key stimuli.
This will allow greater certainty of the level of impact of any future changes to local ecology (including those associated with climate change) on the viability of the population.
As such; fire may become a future threat where the previously mentioned threats remain unmitigated (see DSE 2009 p.2) 1.