White-flowered Philotheca  |  

Philotheca basistyla

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The White-flowered Philotheca is an erect branched, spreading shrub or undershrub, growing to 1 m high and 0.8 m wide.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Philotheca basistyla

    Threats The main threats are road; track and firebreak maintenance; pipeline maintenance; poor regeneration; weed invasion; rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus); stock movement and inappropriate fire regimes (Bettink et al.; 2004).

    They also exacerbate grazing pressure and increase the fire hazard due to the easy ignition of high fuel loads; which are produced annually by many weed species Road; track and known current Road; track and firebreak maintenance threaten both firebreak populations.