Micromyrtus blakelyi  |  

Micromyrtus blakelyi

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Micromyrtus blakelyi, Family Myrtaceae, is a low spreading shrub, growing 30Ð60 cm tall (Wilson, 1991). Its leaves are linear, deeply keeled, 2.5Ð4.5 mm long and approximately
1 mm wide. It often has a reddish tinge and produces small pink flowers in spring (James et al., 1999). Petals are broad-elliptic or obovate, 2Ð3 mm long and sepals (leaf-like structure at base of flower) are 1.5Ð2 mm long, and tinged with pink. Petals, leaves and sepals are fringed with hairs (DEC NSW, 2005).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Micromyrtus blakelyi

    Threats The main identified threats to Micromyrtus blakelyi include inappropriate fire regimes inappropriate development and ridgetop development.