Hairy Mat Conostylis (Conostylis seorsiflora subsp. trichophylla) recovery plan
Western Australian Government Department of Environment and Conservation, 2008
- Hairy Mat Conostylis (Conostylis seorsiflora subsp. trichophylla) recovery plan (PDF - 152 KB) | (RTF - 2 MB)
Conostylis seorsiflora subsp. trichophylla was declared as Rare Flora under the Western Australian Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 in 1987 and is currently ranked as Endangered under World Conservation Union (IUCN 1994) Red List criteria B1+2c; C1, due to the subspecies being known from less than five locations, populations being severely fragmented, a continuing decline observed in the quality of habitat, and a projected reduction in population size of at least 20% within two generations.
The main threats are firebreak maintenance, weed invasion, grazing by rabbits and kangaroos, inappropriate fire regimes, senescence, habitat fragmentation and siltation.
The subspecies is also listed as Endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
Conostylis seorsiflora subsp. trichophylla is known from three populations (one consisting of two subpopulations) totalling approximately 1,016 mature plants in the Shires of Wickepin and Dumbleyung in the southern Wheatbelt of Western Australia. Populations are located on private property, nature reserve and road reserve.
This interim recovery planswill operate from April 2008 to March 2013 but will remain in force until withdrawn or replaced. It is intended that, if the taxon is still ranked Endangered, this interim recovery plan will be reviewed after five years and the need for further recovery actions assessed.