Species Profile and Threats Database

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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
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Zieria rimulosa (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008xk) [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
    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
QLD: Listed as Vulnerable (Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland): May 2014 list)
Scientific name Zieria rimulosa [24539]
Family Rutaceae:Sapindales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author C.T.White
Infraspecies author  
Reference Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 53: 210 (23 Feb. 1942).
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.

Other illustrations Google Images

Erect shrub to 1.5 m high (BRI; Armstrong 2002) having conspicuous white flowers with a pale pink flush 4-6 mm in diameter (Armstrong 2002).

Endemic to north-eastern Qld, where it is restricted to Mt Mulligan in the Cook District, west-north-west of Mareeba. It is recorded from the area known as 'The Pepper Pot', a sandstone pavement on the southern plateau of Mt Mulligan and c. 0.5 km south-east of the dam on top of the mountain (BRI; Queensland Herbarium 1999, pers. comm.; Armstrong 2002). The known populations do not occur within conservation reserves (Armstrong 2002). There is no information on population size (BRI).

A possible record from the Kroombit Tableland west of Bunbaberg needs confirmation (Armstrong 2002).

The species grows in the shade of huge sandstone boulders and on the edge of a sheer sandstone cliff face (BRI).

According to Armstrong (2002), flowering occurs in spring and fruit are produced in summer but both flowers and fruit have been collected in Apr. (BRI; White 1942).

This species is capable of vegetative reproduction from root suckers (Armstrong 2002).

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
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Zieria rimulosa (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008xk) [Conservation Advice].
Protected status:Protected status:Lack of secure conservation land tenure Zieria rimulosa in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006xg) [Internet].

Armstrong, J.A. (2002). Zieria (Rutaceae): a systematic and evolutionary study. Australian Systematic Botany. 15:277-463.

Queensland Herbarium (1999). Personal communication.

Queensland Herbarium (2008b). Unpublished data.

White, C.T. (1942). Contributions to the Queensland Flora, No. 7. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland. 53:201-228.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Zieria rimulosa in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:43:21 +1000.