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Kennedia glabrata

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Kennedia glabrata, Family Fabaceae, also known as Northcliffe Kennedia, is a prostrate creeper with glossy leaves. The leaves have three leaflets with wavy margins and the inflorescence is held on an erect stalk, up to 15 cm long, with leaf-like bracts at the base. Five to eight flowers, each about 1.2 cm long, are in a cluster (umbel) at or near the apex of the stalk. The flowers are orangey-pink to scarlet red with a yellow throat. The pods are light brown and up to 2.5 cm long (Hopper et al., 1990; Brown et al., 1998).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Kennedia glabrata

    The main potential threats to Northcliffe Kennedia include fire and trampling.