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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 Endangered
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 National Recovery Plan for the Basalt Rustyhood Pterostylis basaltica (Vicek, K. and Pritchard, A., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
 
Policy Statements and Guidelines Draft survey guidelines for Australia's threatened orchids (Department of the Environment, 2013b) [Admin Guideline].
 
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
VIC:Flora and Fauna Guarantee Action Statement 137 - Basalt Greenhood Pterostylis basaltica (Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (Vic. DSE), 2003ag) [State Action Plan].
State Listing Status
VIC: Listed as Threatened (Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (Victoria): February 2014)
Non-statutory Listing Status
VIC: Listed as Endangered (Advisory List of Rare or Threatened Plants in Victoria: 2005)
Scientific name Pterostylis basaltica [56506]
Family Orchidaceae:Orchidales:Liliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.
Infraspecies author  
Reference Muelleria 8(1) (1993) 75.
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 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 Recovery Plan for the Basalt Greenhood Pterostylis basaltica (Orchidaceae: Pterostylidinae) (Ingeme, Y., and G. Backhouse, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Recovery Plan for the Basalt Greenhood Pterostylis basaltica (Orchidaceae: Pterostylidinae) (Ingeme, Y., and G. Backhouse, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
National Recovery Plan for the Basalt Rustyhood Pterostylis basaltica (Vicek, K. and Pritchard, A., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Habitat alteration (vegetation, soil, hydrology) due to trampling and grazing by livestock Recovery Plan for the Basalt Greenhood Pterostylis basaltica (Orchidaceae: Pterostylidinae) (Ingeme, Y., and G. Backhouse, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Habitat loss and modification due to clearance of native vegetation and pasture improvements Recovery Plan for the Basalt Greenhood Pterostylis basaltica (Orchidaceae: Pterostylidinae) (Ingeme, Y., and G. Backhouse, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
Biological Resource Use:Gathering Terrestrial Plants:Illegal collection Recovery Plan for the Basalt Greenhood Pterostylis basaltica (Orchidaceae: Pterostylidinae) (Ingeme, Y., and G. Backhouse, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Habitat Shifting and Alteration:Habitat loss, modification and/or degradation National Recovery Plan for the Basalt Rustyhood Pterostylis basaltica (Vicek, K. and Pritchard, A., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Loss and/or fragmentation of habitat and/or subpopulations National Recovery Plan for the Basalt Rustyhood Pterostylis basaltica (Vicek, K. and Pritchard, A., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Recovery Plan for the Basalt Greenhood Pterostylis basaltica (Orchidaceae: Pterostylidinae) (Ingeme, Y., and G. Backhouse, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
National Recovery Plan for the Basalt Rustyhood Pterostylis basaltica (Vicek, K. and Pritchard, A., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Small isolated populations National Recovery Plan for the Basalt Rustyhood Pterostylis basaltica (Vicek, K. and Pritchard, A., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Human disturbance as the result of ecotourism National Recovery Plan for the Basalt Rustyhood Pterostylis basaltica (Vicek, K. and Pritchard, A., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Mechanical disturbance during construction, maintanance or recreational activities Recovery Plan for the Basalt Greenhood Pterostylis basaltica (Orchidaceae: Pterostylidinae) (Ingeme, Y., and G. Backhouse, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
National Recovery Plan for the Basalt Rustyhood Pterostylis basaltica (Vicek, K. and Pritchard, A., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Recreational Activities:Soil disturbance and/or trampling due to bushwalking National Recovery Plan for the Basalt Rustyhood Pterostylis basaltica (Vicek, K. and Pritchard, A., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit, European Rabbit) Recovery Plan for the Basalt Greenhood Pterostylis basaltica (Orchidaceae: Pterostylidinae) (Ingeme, Y., and G. Backhouse, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Phalaris aquatica (Phalaris) National Recovery Plan for the Basalt Rustyhood Pterostylis basaltica (Vicek, K. and Pritchard, A., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Hypochaeris radicata (Flatweed, Cat's-ear) National Recovery Plan for the Basalt Rustyhood Pterostylis basaltica (Vicek, K. and Pritchard, A., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Avena fatua (Wild Oats) National Recovery Plan for the Basalt Rustyhood Pterostylis basaltica (Vicek, K. and Pritchard, A., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Recovery Plan for the Basalt Greenhood Pterostylis basaltica (Orchidaceae: Pterostylidinae) (Ingeme, Y., and G. Backhouse, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Negative impacts caused by insects Recovery Plan for the Basalt Greenhood Pterostylis basaltica (Orchidaceae: Pterostylidinae) (Ingeme, Y., and G. Backhouse, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
National Recovery Plan for the Basalt Rustyhood Pterostylis basaltica (Vicek, K. and Pritchard, A., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Habitat degradation caused by firebreak construction and/or maintenance Recovery Plan for the Basalt Greenhood Pterostylis basaltica (Orchidaceae: Pterostylidinae) (Ingeme, Y., and G. Backhouse, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Recovery Plan for the Basalt Greenhood Pterostylis basaltica (Orchidaceae: Pterostylidinae) (Ingeme, Y., and G. Backhouse, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate prescribed regimes and/or vegetation management to control fire regimes Recovery Plan for the Basalt Greenhood Pterostylis basaltica (Orchidaceae: Pterostylidinae) (Ingeme, Y., and G. Backhouse, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
National Recovery Plan for the Basalt Rustyhood Pterostylis basaltica (Vicek, K. and Pritchard, A., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Pollution:Agricultural Effluents:Habitat degradation due to agricultural chemical pollution Recovery Plan for the Basalt Greenhood Pterostylis basaltica (Orchidaceae: Pterostylidinae) (Ingeme, Y., and G. Backhouse, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
Protected status:Protected status:Lack of secure conservation land tenure Recovery Plan for the Basalt Greenhood Pterostylis basaltica (Orchidaceae: Pterostylidinae) (Ingeme, Y., and G. Backhouse, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low genetic diversity and genetic inbreeding National Recovery Plan for the Basalt Rustyhood Pterostylis basaltica (Vicek, K. and Pritchard, A., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Recovery Plan for the Basalt Greenhood Pterostylis basaltica (Orchidaceae: Pterostylidinae) (Ingeme, Y., and G. Backhouse, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
National Recovery Plan for the Basalt Rustyhood Pterostylis basaltica (Vicek, K. and Pritchard, A., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development and/or maintenance of roads Recovery Plan for the Basalt Greenhood Pterostylis basaltica (Orchidaceae: Pterostylidinae) (Ingeme, Y., and G. Backhouse, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
National Recovery Plan for the Basalt Rustyhood Pterostylis basaltica (Vicek, K. and Pritchard, A., 2010) [Recovery Plan].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Pterostylis basaltica in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:56:48 +1000.