Augusta Kennedia  |  

Kennedia lateritia

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The Augusta Kennedia is described as a “woody twiner”, usually growing over low vegetation forming a “creeping cover” of 2 to 4 metres across, but the species can climb up trees to approximately 4 metres. The species can be a vigorous climber with long twisted trailing stems. Young stems have spreading hairs while older stems are woody. The leaves are made up of three broad glossy leaflets, each up to 7 cm long. The leaf stalks are about 4 cm long and have two leaf-like, very broad stipules at their base which are often joined to one another. Its flowers are 1.5+ cm in length and red with a yellow patch at the base of the largest petal. The individual flowers, each on stalks about 8 mm long, are in scattered groups of three along a common stalk which often is greater then 20 cm in length.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Kennedia macrophylla

    Threats The main identified threats to Augusta Kennedia include trampling by tourists; fire and clearing for development.