Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2004
ISBN: 0 642 55077 8
Prepared by Mark Butz, Futures by Design, for the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage
Published by the Department of the Environment and Heritage.
Made under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: April 2004
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This plan should be cited as follows: Butz M. 2004. National Recovery Plan for Tectaria devexa. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Canberra.
Cover photo © John Augusteyn; used by permission of Capricorn Caves
The Australian Government, in partnership with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, facilitates the publication of recovery plans to detail the actions needed for the conservation of threatened native wildlife.
The attainment of objectives and the provision of funds may be subject to budgetary and other constraints affecting the parties involved, and may also be constrained by the need to address other conservation priorities. Approved recovery actions may be subject to modifications due to changes in knowledge and changes in conservation status.
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This recovery plan addresses the management requirements for conservation of Tectaria devexa, a terrestrial fern that is known from two varieties:
- var. devexa occurs in southern Asia from Sri Lanka to Thailand, south China and Taiwan, the Philippines, Malesia to Vanuatu, and the Rockhampton area of central coastal Queensland; and
- var. minor is known from Sri Lanka and from Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) (DuPuy& Orchard 1993; Bostock 1993; Holttum 1960).