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Southern Shepherd's Purse - a native (Ballantinia antipoda)

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Family: Brassicaceae (Cabbage family).

Native to Mt Alexander.

Occurrence: Now only known from Mt Alexander, where it grows on damp mossy granite rock oucrops.


Notes: This plant was recorded by Von Mueller in 1885 from Mt Alexander. It was presumed extinct in Victoria until rediscovered in 1983 by Neville Scarlett.

VROTS: endangered in Victoria and Australia. Listed under the Fauna and Flora Guarantee Act.

!: Dried specimen collected by Neville Scarlett. Photo 1: Typical habitat. 2: Ballantinia on a mossy rock face. Mt Alexander