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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 Recovery Plan for three orchid species in South Australia and Victoria: Caladenia richardsiorum (Little Dip Spider-orchid), Caladenia calcicola (Limestone Spider-orchid) and Pterostylis tenuissima (Swamp Greenhood) (Dickson C.R., R.A. Anderson, A. Murphy, A. Pritchard & A. Craig, 2012) [Recovery Plan].
 
Policy Statements and Guidelines Draft survey guidelines for Australia's threatened orchids (Department of the Environment, 2013b) [Admin Guideline].
 
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 Listing Status
SA: Listed as Vulnerable (National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (South Australia): June 2011 list)
Non-statutory Listing Status
VIC: Listed as Vulnerable (Advisory List of Rare or Threatened Plants in Victoria: 2005)
Scientific name Pterostylis tenuissima [13139]
Family Orchidaceae:Orchidales:Liliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Nicholls
Infraspecies author  
Reference The Victorian Naturalist 67 (6 Jul. 1950) 46, figs K-P.
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 Pterostylis tenuissima in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006vw) [Internet].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Pterostylis tenuissima in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006vw) [Internet].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Wood and Pulp Plantations:Habitat destruction due to forestry activities Pterostylis tenuissima in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006vw) [Internet].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Ecosystem Degradation:Habitat deterioration due to soil degradation and erosion Pterostylis tenuissima in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006vw) [Internet].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Pterostylis tenuissima in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006vw) [Internet].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Human induced disturbance due to unspecified activities Pterostylis tenuissima in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006vw) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Pterostylis tenuissima in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006vw) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Vegetation and habitat loss caused by dieback Phytophthora cinnamomi Threat abatement plan for disease in natural ecosystems caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi (Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), 2009w) [Threat Abatement 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 Pterostylis tenuissima in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006vw) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Negative impact from animals Pterostylis tenuissima in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006vw) [Internet].
Natural System Modifications:Dams and Water Management/Use:Alteration of hydrological regimes and water quality Pterostylis tenuissima in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006vw) [Internet].
Natural System Modifications:Dams and Water Management/Use:Changes in hydrology including habitat drainage Pterostylis tenuissima in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006vw) [Internet].
Natural System Modifications:Dams and Water Management/Use:Salinity Pterostylis tenuissima in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006vw) [Internet].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Pterostylis tenuissima in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:54:19 +1000.