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EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Vulnerable
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Calytrix gurulmundensis (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008jz) [Conservation Advice].
 
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan not required, included on the Not Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Federal Register of
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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
QLD: Listed as Vulnerable (Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland): May 2014 list)
Scientific name Calytrix gurulmundensis [24241]
Family Myrtaceae:Myrtales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Craven
Infraspecies author  
Reference Brunonia 10 (30 Sep. 1987) 79-80, fig. 14B.
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

Scientific name: Calytrix gurulmundensis


Conventionally accepted as Calytrix gurulmundensis (CHAH 2010).

Calytrix gurulmundensis is a shrub up to two metres tall, with cream to yellow star-shaped flowers that have also been recorded as white or pinkish-white (ANPS 2008; Craven 1987). The species, like many Calytrix species, has fine hairs (awns) that extend beyond the petals (ANPS 2008) and there can be up to 60 - 70 stamens in each flower. Leaves are linear and 4 - 11 mm long, 0.5 - 1 mm wide and aromatic when crushed (Craven 1987).

Restricted to south-eastern Queensland, Calytrix gurulmundensis is known from the Gurulmundi, Guluguba and Barakula areas (QDNR 2000), north west of Toowomba (ANPS 2008).

The extent of occurrence of Calytrix gurulmundensis is less than 100 km2 (Briggs & Leigh 1996).

Calytrix gurulmundensis is currently recorded from Barakula State Forest and Gurulmundi State Forest. It is not recorded in any protected areas.

The species is recorded as occurring in open shrubland with sparse, stunted Eucalyptus, Casuarina and Acacia spp. and in Triodia hummock grassland with scattered shrubs (Craven 1987; QDNR 2000). The habitat at Gurulmundi State Forest is consistent with Queensland Regional Ecosystem Shrubland Community RE11.7.5 (Unidel 2009). At this site, grader activity is suggested to have moved the species along tracks so that its distribution covers an area of several square kilometres. Plants are stated to be denser in sunlit areas than in shade, suggesting the species is tolerant of disturbance but shade sensitive (Unidel 2009).

This species grows on the tops of low, heavily eroded, laterised sandstone ridges on Tertiary formations. The soils are well-drained, usually shallow and either gravelly, sandy clay or sandy in texture (QDNR 2000).

Flowers are recorded from June to October (QDNR 2000).

Threats to Calytrix gurulmundensis include: vegetation clearing; increasing fragmentation and loss of remnants; changed fire regimes; quarrying; and inappropriate timber harvesting (ANRA 2007; QDNR 2000). Some of the populations are on or near roadsides and have been disturbed by road construction and the removal of gravel from their habitat for road maintenance (QDNR 2000).

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 Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Calytrix gurulmundensis (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008jz) [Conservation Advice].
Biological Resource Use:Logging and Wood Harvesting:Habitat loss, modification and degradation due to timber harvesting Calytrix gurulmundensis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006eo) [Internet].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Loss and/or fragmentation of habitat and/or subpopulations Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Calytrix gurulmundensis (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008jz) [Conservation Advice].
Energy Production and Mining:Mining and Quarrying:Habitat destruction, disturbance and/or modification due to mining activities Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Calytrix gurulmundensis (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008jz) [Conservation Advice].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Calytrix gurulmundensis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006eo) [Internet].
Protected status:Protected status:Lack of secure conservation land tenure Calytrix gurulmundensis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006eo) [Internet].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development and/or maintenance of roads Calytrix gurulmundensis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006eo) [Internet].

Australian Native Plant Society (ANPS) (2008). Calytrix gurulmundensis. [Online]. Available from: http://anpsa.org.au/c-gur.html.

Australian Natural Resouces Atlas (ANRA) (2007). Biodiversity Assessment - Brigalow Belt South - Species at Risk and the Threatening Process. [Online]. Available from: http://www.anra.gov.au/topics/vegetation/assessment/nsw/ibra-bbs-species-threats.html.

Briggs, J.D. & J.H. Leigh (1996). Rare or Threatened Australian Plants - Revised Edition. Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing.

Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (CHAH) (2010). Australian Plant Census. [Online]. Australian National Herbarium, Australian National Botanic Gardens and Australian Biological Resources Study . Available from: http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/.

Craven, L.A. (1987). A Taxonomic Revision of Calytrix Labill. (Myrtaceae). Brunonia. 10(1):1-138.

Queensland Department of Natural Resources (Qld DNR) (2000). Species Management Manual. Forest and Fauna Conservation and Ecology Section, Queensland Department of Natural Resouces.

Threatened Species Scientific Committee (2008jz). Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Calytrix gurulmundensis. [Online]. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/species/pubs/24241-conservation-advice.pdf.

Unidel Energy & Infrastructure (Unidel) (2009). Queensland Curtis LNG Project Upstream Component Draft Flora and Fauna Assessment. [Online]. Available from: http://qclng.com.au/uploads/docs/eis/appendix/Appendix-3.2-GF-Terrestrial-Freshwater-Flora-Fauna-04.pdf.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Calytrix gurulmundensis in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:26:11 +1000.