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Species Profile and Threats Database


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 Kulin Conostylis (Conostylis rogeri) Recovery Plan (Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation (WA DEC), 2009h) [Recovery Plan].
 
Other EPBC Act Plans Threat abatement plan for competition and land degradation by rabbits (Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), 2008adh) [Threat Abatement 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
WA:Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Narrogin District (Durell, G.S. & R.M. Buehrig, 2001) [State Species Management Plan].
WA:Declared Rare Flora in the Katanning District (Graham, M. & M. Mitchell, 2000) [State Species Management Plan].
State Listing Status
WA: Listed as Vulnerable (Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (Western Australia): September 2013 list)
Scientific name Conostylis rogeri [14362]
Family Haemodoraceae:Liliales:Liliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Hopper
Infraspecies author  
Reference Flora of Australia 4 (15 May 1987) 462.
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 Single-flowered Conostylis is a rhizomatous tufted perennial grass-like herb with flat green leaves growing to 2.5-5 cm long and 0.6-1.5 mm wide (Paczkowska & Chapman 2000).

This species is only known from the Kulin area in the central wheatbelt of WA (Hopper et al. 1987; Brown et al. 1998). In a 1990 survey is was found in three populations on nature reserve comprising 200 plants. The condition of the populations was good. There had been previous sand mining nearby (Durrell & Buehrig 2001).

Grows on rises in sand over laterite in low heath with scattered mallee (Hopper et al. 1987). Associated species include Dryandra ferrugina, Banksia sphaerocarpa, B. violacea, Allocasuarina humilis and Eremaea pauciflora (Brown et al. 1998).

This species has pale yellow flowers which are borne in Sept. (Hopper et al.1987). The genus consists of a mixture of insect and bird pollinated species (Holland et al. 1997b), but no specific information is available on the pollination of this species.

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:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Conostylis rogeri in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006fx) [Internet].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Loss and/or fragmentation of habitat and/or subpopulations Kulin Conostylis (Conostylis rogeri) Recovery Plan (Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation (WA DEC), 2009h) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Conostylis rogeri in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006fx) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit, European Rabbit) Kulin Conostylis (Conostylis rogeri) Recovery Plan (Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation (WA DEC), 2009h) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Conostylis rogeri in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006fx) [Internet].
Kulin Conostylis (Conostylis rogeri) Recovery Plan (Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation (WA DEC), 2009h) [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 Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Conostylis rogeri in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006fx) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Competition, predation and/or habitat degradation by kangaroos and wallabies Kulin Conostylis (Conostylis rogeri) Recovery Plan (Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation (WA DEC), 2009h) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Habitat degradation caused by firebreak construction and/or maintenance Kulin Conostylis (Conostylis rogeri) Recovery Plan (Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation (WA DEC), 2009h) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Conostylis rogeri in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006fx) [Internet].
Kulin Conostylis (Conostylis rogeri) Recovery Plan (Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation (WA DEC), 2009h) [Recovery Plan].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Conostylis rogeri in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006fx) [Internet].

Brown, A., C. Thomson-Dans & N. Marchant, eds. (1998). Western Australia's Threatened Flora. Como, Western Australia: Department of Conservation and Land Management.

Buehrig, R.M. (1997d). Single Flowered Conostylis (Conostylis rogeri) Interim Recovery Plan 1997-2000. Watheroo: WA CALM.

Durell, G.S. & R.M. Buehrig (2001). Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Narrogin District. [Online]. Perth, Western Australia: Department of Conservation and Land Management. Available from: http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/plants-and-animals/threatened-species-and-communities/threatened-plants.

Graham, M. & M. Mitchell (2000). Declared Rare Flora in the Katanning District. [Online]. Western Australia Department of Conservation and Land Management. Available from: http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/plants-and-animals/threatened-species-and-communities/threatened-plants.

Holland, E., K. Kershaw & A. Brown (1997b). Small-flowered Conostylis (Conostylis micrantha) Interim Recovery Plan 1996-1999. Wanneroo, Western Australia: Department of Conservation and Land Management.

Hopper, S.D., R.W. Purdie, A.S. George & S.J. Patrick (1987). Conostylis. In: Flora of Australia. 45:57-110. Canberra, ACT: Australian Government Publishing Service.

Paczkowska, G. & A.R. Chapman (2000). The Western Australian Flora, A Descriptive Catalogue. The Wildflower Society of Western Australia (Inc.), the Western Australian Herbarium, Department of Conservation and Land Management and the Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority.

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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). Conostylis rogeri in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:33:13 +1000.