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Scientific name: Kippistia suaedifolia
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Profile last updated: 20 Oct 2020

Description

Strongly aromatic, hairless, compact subshrub to 60 cm high, with a thick woody base. The stems are erect and much-branched and the older woody stems sometimes gnarled. Leaves bright green, linear with a down-curved point at the tip, 8-24 mm long and 0.5 mm wide. Flowerheads with short yellow "petals" and a yellow centre, borne on short stalks at the ends of the branches. Seeds all hairless and less than 1 mm long, the outer ones crowned with a tuft of saw-toothed bristles, which are often united for about half their length to form a jagged cylindrical tube. Highly aromatic and unpalatable to vertebrates.

Distribution

Recorded from several collections near Conoble in the Ivanhoe district. This locality is an open-cast gypsum mine (Marlow Gypsum Mine), located 22 km north of Conoble railway siding. Also reported from the Scotia mapsheet area in far south-western NSW.

Habitat and ecology

  • Grows around saline lakes and depressions, often in association with gypsum. Rare in NSW, recorded only from a restricted area on a loamy and highly gypseous soil.
  • Flowers from August to October, mostly from September to November.
  • In the field, Kippistia suaedifolia forms bushy, dome-shaped aromatic dwarf shrubs, with strongly scented leaves.
  • Plants are usually common to abundant in populations.

Regional distribution and habitat

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IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Channel CountryCentral Depression Known None
Cobar PeneplainLachlan Plains Known None
Mulga LandsParoo-Darling Sands Predicted None
Murray Darling DepressionDarling Depression Known None
Murray Darling DepressionSouth Olary Plain Known None
NSW South Western SlopesLower Slopes Known None
Other StateSA Known None
Other StateVIC Known None
RiverinaLachlan Known None
Simpson Strzelecki DunefieldsStrzelecki Desert Known None