Biodiversity

Species Profile and Threats Database

For information to assist in referral, environmental assessment and compliance issues, refer to the Listing Advice and/or Conservation Advice and Recovery Plan. The Listing and/or Conservation Advice define the national ecological community and may include Key Diagnostic Characteristics, Condition Thresholds, Priority Research and Conservation Actions and additional considerations.
In addition, for recovery planning, mitigation and conservation information, refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice.


EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Endangered
Date Effective 16 Jul 2000
Listing and Conservation Advices For ecological communities listed from 2013 onwards, there is no separate listing advice. Instead, the advice from the Threatened Species Scientific Committee regarding the listing status of the ecological community and recommendation regarding a recovery plan are contained within the Conservation Advice.
Commonwealth Listing Advice on Buloke Woodlands of the Riverina and Murray-Darling Depression Bioregions (Endangered Species Scientific Subcommittee, 2000b) [Listing Advice].
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, included on the Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans National recovery plan for the Buloke Woodlands of the Riverina and Murray Darling Depression Bioregions (Victoria Department of Sustainability and Environment (Vic. DSE), 2011e) [Recovery Plan]..
 
Federal Register of Legislative Instruments Declaration under s178, s181, and s183 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - List of threatened species, List of threatened ecological communities and List of threatening processes (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000) [Legislative Instrument].
Indicative Distribution Map(s) Map of Buloke Woodlands of the Riverina and Murray-Darling Depression Bioregions threatened ecological community (Environment Australia, 2003c) [Indicative Map].
Distribution Map Community Distribution Map

This map has been compiled from datasets with a range of scales and quality. Species or ecological community distributions included in this map are only indicative and not meant for local assessment. Planning or investment decisions at a local scale should seek some form of ground-truthing to confirm the existence of the species or ecological community at locations of interest. Such assessments should refer to the text of the Listing Advice, which is the legal entity protected under the EPBC Act.

For the legal definition of the ecological community please refer to the listing advice and other documents under Legal Status and Documents.

The following flora species occur in the Buloke Woodlands of the Riverina and Murray-Darling Depression Bioregions ecological community and are listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSC Act) (NSW), National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (NPW Act) (South Australia), Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) (Victoria) and the Advisory List of Rare or Threatened Plants in Victoria (Adv. List) (Vic. DSE 2011e):

Note: Presence is rated as follows: Principal – ecological range is predominantly within Buloke Woodlands; Important – occurrence in Buloke Woodlands represents a major part of its ecological range, but it also occurs in other communities; Peripheral – occurrence in Buloke Woodlands is peripheral to its principal ecological range elsewhere.

Scientific Name Common Name Presence EPBC Act TSC Act NPW Act FFG Act, Adv. List
Acacia enterocarpa Jumping-jack Wattle Peripheral Endangered   Endangered Threatened, Endangered
Acacia glandulicarpa Hairy-pod Wattle Peripheral Vulnerable   Endangered Threatened, Vulnerable
Acacia rupicola Rock Wattle Peripheral       Rare
Acacia trineura Three-nerve Wattle Peripheral     Endangered  
Acacia victoriae Bramble Wattle Peripheral       Rare
Acacia X grayana Wimmera Wattle Peripheral       Rare
Allocasuarina luehmannii Buloke Principal       Threatened
Amyema linophyllum subsp. orientale Buloke Mistletoe Principal       Vulnerable
Rytidosperma monticola Small-flower Wallaby Grass Important       Rare
Austrostipa exilis Heath Spear-grass Peripheral       Rare
Austrostipa gibbosa Spurred Spear-grass Important     Rare  
Austrostipa puberula Fine-hairy Spear-grass Important     Rare Rare
Brachyscome chrysoglossa Yellow-tongue Daisy Important       Threatened, Vulnerable
Caladenia lowanensis Wimmera Spider-orchid Principal Endangered     Threatened, Endangered
Caladenia stricta Rigid-combed Spider-orchid Important       Threatened, Vulnerable
Caladenia tensa Rigid Spider-orchid Important Endangered     Vulnerable
Caladenia xanthochila Yellow-lip Spider-orchid Important Endangered     Threatened, Endangered
Callitriche cyclocarpa Western Water-starwort Important Vulnerable Vulnerable   Threatened
Choretrum spicatum Spiked Sour-bush Peripheral       Rare
Comesperma polygaloides Small Milkwort Important       Threatened, Vulnerable
Cymbonotus lawsonianus Bear's-ear Important       Rare
Daviesia pectinata Thorny Bitter-pea Peripheral     Rare Rare
Eremophila gibbifolia Coccid Emu-bush Peripheral       Rare
Eryngium paludosum Long Eryngium Important       Vulnerable
Eryngium rostratum/ovinum Blue Devil Important     Vulnerable  
Eucalyptus silvestris Woodland Box Peripheral       Vulnerable
Glycine canescens Silky Glycine Peripheral       Threatened, Endangered
Glycine latrobeana Clover Glycine Important Vulnerable   Vulnerable Threatened, Vulnerable
Goodenia heteromera Spreading Goodenia Important     Rare  
Hakea tephrosperma Hooked Needlewood Principal     Rare  
Juncus radula Hoary Rush Important     Vulnerable  
Lachnagrostis adamsonii Adamson's Blown-grass   Endangered     Threatened, Vulnerable
Lepidium monoplocoides Winged Pepper-cress Important Endangered   Endangered Threatened, Endangered
Lepidium pseudopapillosum Erect Pepper-cress Principal Vulnerable Vulnerable Vulnerable Threatened, Vulnerable
Maireana cheelii Chariot Wheels Peripheral Vulnerable     Vulnerable
Maireana excavata Bottle Fissure-plant Principal     Vulnerable  
Maireana rohrlachii Rohrlach's Bluebush Principal     Rare  
Microtis orbicularis Swamp Onion-orchid Peripheral     Rare  
Minuria cunninghamii Bush Minuria Peripheral       Rare
Minuria integerrima Smooth Minuria Peripheral       Rare
Pimelea spinescens subsp. pubiflora Spiny Rice-flower Principal Critically Endangered     Threatened, Endangered
Pimelea spinescens subsp. spinescens Spiny Rice-flower Peripheral       Threatened
Pomaderris paniculosa subsp. paniculosa Inland Pomaderris Peripheral   Extinct   Vulnerable
Prasophyllum occidente sensu Backhouse & Jeanes (1995) Western Leek Orchid Principal       Threatened, Endangered
Ptilotus erubescens Hairy-tails Principal     Rare Threatened
Ptilotus exaltatus var. semilanatus Lamb's Tails Principal     Endangered  
Rhyncharrhena linearis Purple Pentatrope Important       Vulnerable
Sclerolaena napiformis Turnip Bassia Important Endangered     Threatened, Endangered
Senecio platylepis Toothed Groundsel Important       Rare
Sida fibulifera Pin Sida Important       Vulnerable
Sporobolus caroli Yakka Grass Peripheral       Rare
Swainsona behriana Southern Swainson-pea Peripheral       Rare
Swainsona murrayana Murray Swainson-pea Important Vulnerable   Vulnerable Threatened, Endangered
Swainsona procumbens Broughton Pea Principal     Vulnerable  
Swainsona swainsonioides Downy Swainson-pea Important       Threatened, Endangered
Templetonia stenophylla Leafy Templetonia Principal     Vulnerable  
Thelymitra epipactoides Metallic Sun-orchid Peripheral Endangered     Threatened, Endangered
Vittadinia blackii Western New Holland Daisy Peripheral       Vulnerable
Vittadinia condyloides Club-hair New Holland Daisy Important       Threatened, Rare
Vittadinia cuneata var. hirsuta Fuzzy New Holland Daisy Peripheral       Rare
Vittadinia megacephala Giant New Holland Daisy Important       Vulnerable
Vittadinia pterochaeta Winged New Holland Daisy Principal       Vulnerable

The following fauna species occur in the Buloke Woodlands of the Riverina and Murray-Darling Depression Bioregions ecological community and are listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSC Act) (NSW), National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (NPW Act) (South Australia), Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) (Victoria) and the Advisory List of Rare or Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria (Adv. List) (Vic. DSE 2011e):

Note: Presence is rated as follows: Principal – ecological range is predominantly within Buloke Woodlands; Important – occurrence in Buloke Woodlands represents a major part of its ecological range, but it also occurs in other communities; Peripheral – occurrence in Buloke Woodlands is peripheral to its principal ecological range elsewhere.

Scientific Name Common Name Presence EPBC Act TSC Act NPW Act FFG Act, Adv List
Bettongia penicillata Woylie Important Extinct Extinct Endangered Threatened
Burhinus grallarius Bush Stone-curlew Important   Endangered Vulnerable Threatened
Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogyne Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Important Endangered   Endangered Threatened
Climacteris affinis White-browed Treecreeper Principal   Endangered (Carrathoo population) Rare Threatened
Climacteris picumnus victoriae Brown Treecreeper (south-eastern subspecies) Important   Vulnerable    
Delma impar Striped Legless Lizard Peripheral       Threatened
Delma inornata Olive Legless-lizard Peripheral   Rare    
Macropus rufogriseus rufogriseus Red-necked Wallaby Peripheral     Rare  
Melanodryas cucullata Hooded Robin Principal   Vulnerable    
Melithreptus gularsi Black-chinned Honeyeater Important     Rare  
Onychogalea fraenata Bridled Nailtail Wallaby Important Endangered Extinct Extinct Threatened
Phascogale calura Wambenger Principal? Endangered Extinct Extinct Threatened
Paralucia pyrodiscus lucida Eltham Copper Butterfly Peripheral       Threatened
Stagonopleura guttata Diamond Firetail Important     Vulnerable Threatened
Synemon plana Golden Sun Moth Peripheral       Threatened

Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) (2013). Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria. [Online]. Available from: http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/210439/Advisory-List-of-Threatened-Vertebrate-Fauna_FINAL-2013.pdf.

Victoria Department of Sustainability and Environment (Vic. DSE) (2005a). Advisory List of Rare or Threatened Plants in Victoria - 2005. [Online]. East Melbourne, Victoria: Department of Sustainability and Environment. Available from: http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/dse/nrenpa.nsf/93a98744f6ec41bd4a256c8e00013aa9/cfd982b7b4c0bc93ca256fa2007affbc/$FILE/Advisory%20List%20of%20Rare%20or%20Threatened%20Plants%20in%20Victoria%20-%202005.pdf.

Victoria Department of Sustainability and Environment (Vic. DSE) (2011e). National recovery plan for the Buloke Woodlands of the Riverina and Murray Darling Depression Bioregions. [Online]. Melbourne, DSE. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/recovery/buloke-woodlands.html.


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This database is designed to provide statutory, biological and ecological information on species and ecological communities, migratory species, marine species, and species and species products subject to international trade and commercial use protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). It has been compiled from a range of sources including listing advice, recovery plans, published literature and individual experts. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with. Individuals and organisations should consider all the available information, including that available from other sources, in deciding whether there is a need to make a referral or apply for a permit or exemption under the EPBC Act.

Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Buloke Woodlands of the Riverina and Murray-Darling Depression Bioregions in Community and Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed 2014-08-01T00:09:06EST.