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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 Endangered
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Boronia capitata subsp. capitata (Barbalin Boronia) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008ix) [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 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].
State Listing Status
WA: Listed as Vulnerable (Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (Western Australia): September 2013 list)
Scientific name Boronia capitata subsp. capitata [29156]
Family Rutaceae:Sapindales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Benth.
Infraspecies author  
Reference Wilson, Paul G. (1971) Taxonomic notes on the family Rutaceae, principally of Western Australia. Nuytsia 1(2): 202 [autonym]
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
http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/14212

Boronia capitata subsp. capitata is a low to medium spreading shrub to 1.3 m high and 80 cm wide with pinkish-mauve to purple flowers (Brown et al. 1998: Durell & Buehrig 2001).

The subspecies is found only in the Tutanning area of the central wheatbelt region in south-western WA. It grows in Tutanning NR, east of Pingelly (Brown et al.1998; Durell & Buehrig 2001). In August 1995 this was the only population located and consisted of more than 65 plants (Durell & Buehrig 2001).

This species grows below a lateritic breakaway in a white sandplain with scattered Eucalyptus wandoo (Wandoo ), Dryandra sessilis (Parrotbush), Petrophile, Allocasuarina, Banksia sphaerocarpa, Melaleuca, Xanthorrhoea and Hibbertia (Brown et al. 1998: Durell & Buehrig 2001).

Flowering occurs from Aug. to Feb. (Brown et al. 1998)

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 Boronia capitata subsp. capitata (Barbalin Boronia) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008ix) [Conservation Advice].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Loss and/or fragmentation of habitat and/or subpopulations Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Boronia capitata subsp. capitata (Barbalin Boronia) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008ix) [Conservation Advice].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Boronia capitatasubsp. capitata in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006dh) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit, European Rabbit) Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Boronia capitata subsp. capitata (Barbalin Boronia) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008ix) [Conservation Advice].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Boronia capitata subsp. capitata (Barbalin Boronia) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008ix) [Conservation Advice].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation caused by marine invertebrates Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
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].
Natural System Modifications:Dams and Water Management/Use:Alteration of hydrological regimes and water quality Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Boronia capitata subsp. capitata (Barbalin Boronia) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008ix) [Conservation Advice].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Boronia capitata subsp. capitata (Barbalin Boronia) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008ix) [Conservation Advice].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Boronia capitatasubsp. capitata in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006dh) [Internet].

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

CSIRO Plant Industry & Threatened Species Unit (1999). National Threatened Flora Database (NTFD).

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.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Boronia capitata subsp. capitata in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:35:35 +1000.