The Grampians rice-flower is a small spreading shrub endemic to the Mt William Range within the Grampians National Park in western Victoria. Prior to fires in 2006 it was estimated that approximately 70-90 individuals existed in six populations, however most populations were burnt and though some population recovery has occurred the exact numbers of plants still exisiting has not been determined. All known populations occur close to the edges of tracks or in more open habitat nearby. The Grampians rice-flower is threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, invasive species and disease, and potentially threatened by altered fire regimes.
Grampians Rice-flower |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Pimelea pagophila
Threats The Grampians rice flower is threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation; invasive species and disease; and potentially threatened by altered fire regime.
Long fire free intervals may threaten the viability of populations by suppressing regeneration (DSE 2008).