The Snowy River westringia is a low spreading shrub endemic to the Snowy River gorge in East Gippsland, Victoria, east of Butchers Ridge. The single known population of Snowy River westringia occurs in the Snowy River National Park. A survey in 2011 increased the known number of plants from 14 to approximately 500 plants. Plants occur on an extremely exposed sheer rock face, growing on narrow ledges and between crevices in very little soil. This habitat is considered likely to be habitat critical to the survival of the Snowy River westringia.
Snowy River Westringia |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Westringia cremnophila
Threats The Snowy River westringia is potentially threatened by habitat loss and disturbance; inappropriate fire regimes and grazing impacts.