National recovery plan for Olearia macdonnellensis, Minuria tridens (Minnie Daisy) and Actinotus schwarzii (Desert Flannel-flower)
Northern Territory Government Department of Environment and Conservation, 2008
- National recovery plan for Olearia macdonnellensis, Minuria tridens (Minnie Daisy) and Actinotus schwarzii (Desert Flannel-flower) (PDF - 218 KB) | (Word - 376 KB)
- Background document for the national recovery plan for Olearia macdonnellensis, Minuria tridens (Minnie Daisy) and Actinotus schwarzii (Desert Flannel-flower) (PDF - 51 KB) | (Word - 68 KB)
This recovery plan covers two species of daisy, Olearia macdonnellensis (D.A.Cooke) and Minuria tridens (D.A.Cooke) Lander (Asteraceae) (Minnie Daisy), and Actinotus schwarzii F.Muell. (Apiaceae) (desert flannel flower). All three species are classified as Vulnerable under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and under the Northern Territory Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 2000.
These species are similar in three respects: all occur as small, highly fragmented populations, they face a similar suite of threatening processes, and they are each poorly understood in terms of their general biology and critical life history processes.
Olearia macdonnellensis may be undergoing a downward trend in overall population size while the other two species appear stable. All three species are intrinsically rare and face a number of actual and potential threats including exotic perennial grass invasion, inappropriate fire regimes, restricted gene flow, habitat degradation, climate change and predation. This plan describes these threats and outlines actions required to help maintain or improve the conservation status of these three species. More detailed information on the biology of each species can be found in the background document appended to this plan.