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, this species had a recovery plan in force at the time the legislation provided for the Minister to decide whether or not to have a recovery plan (19/2/2007).
|Adopted/Made Recovery Plans||
Thick Eyebright Euphrasia crassiuscula subspecies glandulifera - National Recovery Plan (Carter, O., N. Walsh & A.H. Murphy, 2006) [Recovery Plan].
Federal Register of
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].
Documents and Websites
|State Listing Status||
|Non-statutory Listing Status||
|Scientific name||Euphrasia crassiuscula subsp. glandulifera |
|Reference||Barker, W.R. (1982) Taxonomic studies in Euphrasia L. (Scrophulariaceae). A revised infrageneric classification, and a revision of the genus in Australia. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 5: 242, fig. 82 [tax. nov.]|
This is an indicative distribution map of the present distribution of the species based on best available knowledge. See map caveat for more information.
The Thick Eyebright is a perennial herb growing to around 30 cm high (Barker 1999).
This species is endemic to the Bogong High Plains in north-eastern Vic. between Mts Hotham and Feathertop. It has been recorded from between Hooker Plateau and Mt Bogong central (1988), north-western slopes of Mt Nelse (most recently in 1993), and 3 km from Mt Cope (1987) (MEL collection records). It has also been seen on top of Frying Pan Spur, on the north side of Reservoir (J.G.Eichler, Victorian Workshop 2000, pers. comm.). All populations are reserved within the Alpine National Park (Barker 1982).
Older herbarium records include: below the summit of Mt Feathertop on the track to Little Feathertop (1972) (AD collection records), Rocky Knobs, Bogong High Plains (1958) (AD collection records), and below Mt Loch (1959) (NSW collection records). [AD and NSW records derived from Barker 1982].
Euphrasia crassiuscula subsp. glandulifera intergrades with other subspecies of E. crassiuscula in the Feathertop-Hotham area (Barker 1982).
This species grows in higher summit areas (altitude of 1650 to 1850 m) in tall alpine herbfield, margins of alpine heath, and from grassy sites, sometimes on stony terrain (Barker 1982, 1999).
Flowering occurs Dec. to Feb. (Barker 1999).
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||Thick Eyebright Euphrasia crassiuscula subspecies glandulifera - National Recovery Plan (Carter, O., N. Walsh & A.H. Murphy, 2006) [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||Thick Eyebright Euphrasia crassiuscula subspecies glandulifera - National Recovery Plan (Carter, O., N. Walsh & A.H. Murphy, 2006) [Recovery Plan].|
|Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence)||Thick Eyebright Euphrasia crassiuscula subspecies glandulifera - National Recovery Plan (Carter, O., N. Walsh & A.H. Murphy, 2006) [Recovery Plan].|
|Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Recreational Activities:Soil disturbance and/or trampling due to bushwalking|
|Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals|
AD (n.dat.). State Herbarium of South Australia specimens.
Barker, W.R. (1982). Taxonomic studies in Euphrasia L. (Scrophulariaceae). A revised infrageneric classification, and a revision of the genus in Australia. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. 5:1-304.
Barker, W.R. (1999). Scrophulariaceae. In: Walsh, N.G. & T.J. Entwisle, eds. Flora of Victoria. 4:483-528. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Department of Conservation and Environment (1992). Management Plan, Alpine National Park, Bogong Planning Unit. [Online]. Vic. Dept. Cons. & Env. Available from: http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/resources/07_0135.pdf.
MEL (undated). National Herbarium of Victoria Specimens. [Online]. Available from: http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/research_and_conservation/herbarium.
Victorian Workshop Participants (2000). Personal communication.
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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Euphrasia crassiuscula subsp. glandulifera in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:22:33 +1000.