National recovery plan for the Whipstick Westringia (Westringia crassifolia)
Geoff Nevill and Mary Camilleri, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria
- National recovery plan for the Whipstick Westringia (Westringia crassifolia) (PDF - 246 KB) | (RTF - 2 MB)
The Whipstick Westringia Westringia crassifolia is a small shrub that is endemic to Victoria. It is known from only two widely separated locations, in north central and western Victoria, comprising a total of 20 populations with about 640 plants. The species is listed as Endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Major threats include browsing by native and feral herbivores, inappropriate fire regimes, disturbance and small population size. This national Recovery Plan details the species’ distribution and biology, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.