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Species profile—Homoranthus porteri

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Plantae (plants) → Equisetopsida (land plants) → MyrtaceaeHomoranthus porteri

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Species details

Kingdom
Plantae (plants)
Class
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Family
Myrtaceae
Scientific name
Homoranthus porteri (C.T.White) Craven & S.R.Jones
WildNet taxon ID
13970
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Vulnerable
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Vulnerable
Conservation significant
Yes
Confidential
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Description
Homoranthus porteri is a shrub to about 2.5m high. The leaves are very small, up to 12mm long by 1.5mm wide, and spirally arranged. The flowers are small and occur in pairs on stalks, hanging from the point where the leaf joins the stem. The flowers are surrounded by red bracts and have a protruding style about 1.5cm long.
This species is characterised by the persistent bracts on the flower stalk, the long flower stalk, the laciniate (deeply cut) sepals and the long styles. (Craven & Jones 1991; ASGAP 2008)
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Distribution
Homoranthus porteri is known from the Mareeba and Herberton districts in north-eastern Queensland. (Herbrecs 2008)
Distributional limits
-16.8634709, 144.8594476
-17.8132028, 145.489651
Range derivation
Range derived from extent of the taxon's verified records
Habitat
Homoranthus porteri occurs on sandstone pavements, rock outcrops and scree slopes adjacent to open forest.(Craven & Jones 1991; DEWHA 2008)
Reproduction
Homoranthus porteri flowers sporadically throughout the year. (Craven & Jones 1991)
Notes
Contributors: Tony Bean, Mellisa Mayhew 19/06/2009
References
Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants (2008). Homoranthus porteri, in Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants, online. Accessed 04/12/2008.
Craven, L.A. & Jones, S.R. (1991). A taxonomic review of Homoranthus and two new species of Darwinia (both Myrtaceae, Chamelaucieae). Australian Systematic Botany 4(3): 525.
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (2008). Homoranthus porteri in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Canberra. Accessed 05/12/2008.
Herbrecs (2008). Homoranthus porteri, in BriMapper version 3.2.1. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 22/12/2008.
Profile author
Tony Bean (19/06/2009)

Other resources

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)
The Australasian Virtual Herbarium (AVH)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=13970

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
8 March 2022
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