National recovery plan for the Winged Peppercress (Lepidium monoplocoides)
Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria
- National recovery plan for the Winged Peppercress (Lepidium monoplocoides) (PDF - 127 KB) | (Doc - 690 KB)
The Winged Peppercress Lepidium monoplocoides is a small annual herb endemic to inland south-eastern Australia, where it occurs in Victoria and New South Wales, with an old record from South Australia. The species has suffered a decline in distribution and abundance, mostly due to destruction or degradation of habitat. Current major threats include altered flooding regimes, weed invasion and grazing. There are about 6,000 plants remaining in about 13 wild populations. The species is listed as Endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. This national Recovery Plan for the Winged Peppercress is the first recovery plan for the species and details the species' distribution and biology, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.