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For information to assist proponents in referral, environmental assessments and compliance issues, refer to the Policy Statements and Guidelines (where available), the Conservation Advice (where available) or the Listing Advice (where available).
 
In addition, proponents and land managers should refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice (where available) for recovery, mitigation and conservation information.

EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Vulnerable
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, included on the Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans National Recovery Plan for the Red Swainson-pea Swainsona plagiotropis (Tonkinson, D. & G. Robertson, 2010) [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].
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
NSW:New South Wales Murray Biodiversity Management Plan (Murray Catchment Management Authority (Murray CMA), 2012) [State Action Plan].
NSW:Red Darling Pea - profile (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2005lx) [Internet].
VIC:Flora and Fauna Guarantee Action Statement 126 - Twelve threatened Swainson-peas and Darling-peas (Swainsona species) (Earl, G., T. Barlow & A. Moorrees, 2003) [State Action Plan].
State Listing Status
NSW: Listed as Vulnerable (Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (New South Wales): December 2013 list)
VIC: Listed as Threatened (Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (Victoria): February 2014 list)
Non-statutory Listing Status
VIC: Listed as Endangered (Advisory List of Rare or Threatened Plants in Victoria: 2005)
Scientific name Swainsona plagiotropis [10804]
Family Fabaceae:Fabales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author F.Muell.
Infraspecies author  
Reference Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 9 (Nov. 1875) 153.
Distribution map Species Distribution Map

This is an indicative distribution map of the present distribution of the species based on best available knowledge. See map caveat for more information.

Illustrations Google Images

The following table lists known and perceived threats to this species. Threats are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) threat classification version 1.1.

Threat Class Threatening Species References
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Agriculture and Aquaculture:Land clearing, habitat fragmentation and/or habitat degradation Swainsona plagiotropis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006yk) [Internet].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Swainsona plagiotropis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006yk) [Internet].
National Recovery Plan for the Red Swainson-pea Swainsona plagiotropis (Tonkinson, D. & G. Robertson, 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Climate Change and Severe Weather:Climate change altering atmosphere/hydrosphere temperatures, rainfall patterns and/or frequency of severe weather events National Recovery Plan for the Red Swainson-pea Swainsona plagiotropis (Tonkinson, D. & G. Robertson, 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Habitat Shifting and Alteration:Habitat loss, modification and/or degradation National Recovery Plan for the Red Swainson-pea Swainsona plagiotropis (Tonkinson, D. & G. Robertson, 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Ecosystem Degradation:Decline in habitat quality National Recovery Plan for the Red Swainson-pea Swainsona plagiotropis (Tonkinson, D. & G. Robertson, 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Swainsona plagiotropis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006yk) [Internet].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Mechanical disturbance during construction, maintanance or recreational activities Swainsona plagiotropis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006yk) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation caused by Phalaris spp. National Recovery Plan for the Red Swainson-pea Swainsona plagiotropis (Tonkinson, D. & G. Robertson, 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Predation, competition, habitat degradation and/or spread of pathogens by introduced species Swainsona plagiotropis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006yk) [Internet].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Swainsona plagiotropis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006yk) [Internet].
National Recovery Plan for the Red Swainson-pea Swainsona plagiotropis (Tonkinson, D. & G. Robertson, 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate prescribed regimes and/or vegetation management to control fire regimes Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Natural System Modifications:Other Ecosystem Modifications:Changes in hydrology leading to rising water tables and dryland salinity National Recovery Plan for the Red Swainson-pea Swainsona plagiotropis (Tonkinson, D. & G. Robertson, 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Pollution:Airborne Agricultural pollutants:Herbicide drift Swainsona plagiotropis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006yk) [Internet].
Residential and Commercial Development:Housing and Urban Areas:Habitat loss, modification and fragmentation due to urban development Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Swainsona plagiotropis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006yk) [Internet].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development and/or maintenance of roads National Recovery Plan for the Red Swainson-pea Swainsona plagiotropis (Tonkinson, D. & G. Robertson, 2010) [Recovery Plan].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Swainsona plagiotropis in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:33:00 +1000.