Rare shrub added to endangered list

ABC NEWS AUSTRALIA

A rare shrub found in Sydney’s south-west has been added to the Federal Government’s endangered species list.

The type of hibbertia has only been found growing by a fence at Bankstown Airport.

Dr Tim Entwhistle from the Botanics Garden Trust says it is likely the shrub’s numbers have plummeted to less than 50 because of fire and land clearing.

“I doubt anyone’s going to have this one growing in their gardens,” he said.

“Surveys have been done in the area. It’s quite distinct this hibbertia than any other one but they just get left in these isolated pockets because once there was quite a lot of bushland around Sydney.”

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