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Threatened species

Wingecarribee Gentian - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Gentiana wingecarribiensis
Conservation status in NSW: Critically Endangered
Commonwealth status: Endangered
Gazetted date: 05 Nov 2010
Profile last updated: 17 Aug 2018


Wingecarribee Gentian is an erect annual herb, to 9 cm tall, with a reddish, unbranched or sparsely-branched stem. The four to seven pairs of leaves are spread along the stem, with none at the base. They are broadly oval-shaped, to 8 mm long and 6 mm wide. There are up to six tubular flowers per plant, to 17 mm. Each is greenish on the outside and sky-blue inside. Flowers have been recorded in October and November.


Wingecarribee Gentian is known only from Hanging Rock Swamp and Wingecarribee Swamp on the Southern Highlands.

Habitat and ecology

  • Wingecarribee Gentian grows in bogs, in Sphagnum Moss humps and in sedge communities.
  • It is an annual herb.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Sydney BasinBurragorang Known None
Sydney BasinMoss Vale Known None