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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 Vulnerable as Kardomia granitica
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice for Kardomia granitica ((a shrub)) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2013fr) [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] as Babingtonia granitica.
 
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (87) (23/09/2009) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2009i) [Legislative Instrument] as Kardomia granitica.
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
NSW:Granite Babingtonia - profile (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2005al) [Internet].
State Listing Status
QLD: Listed as Endangered (Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland): May 2014 list) as Kardomia granitica
Scientific name Kardomia granitica [83201]
Family Myrtaceae:Myrtales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author (A.R.Bean) Peter G.Wilson
Infraspecies author  
Reference Wilson, Peter G., Heslewood, M.M. & Quinn, C.J. (2007) Re-evaluation of the genus Babingtonia (Myrtaceae) in eastern Australia and New Caledonia. Australian Systematic Botany 20(4): 316 [comb. nov.]
Other names Babingtonia granitica [64550]
Baeckea sp. Wyberba (F.D.Hockings AQ8305) [64551]
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

Babingtonia granitica is a shrub growing to 2 metres high (Bean 1997a).

Babingtonia granitica has a restricted distribution on the Granite Belt near Stanthorpe, south- east Qld. The species is known from three populations: The Pyramids, Girraween National Park; Doctors Creek near Lyra (freehold land); and near Ballandean (leasehold land) (Bean 1997a). Although it occurs very close to the Queensland/NSW border there are no records of this species being present in NSW.

Babingtonia granitica is most closely related to Babingtonia odontocalyx as both species have papillose hypanthia with acuminate outer lobes, and relatively narrow leaves. It differs from Babingtonia odontocalyx in its 5-9 stamens (11-13 in Babingtonia odontocalyx), broader leaves (0.7-1.4 mm wide), smaller petals (1.8-3.3 mm across) and 8-9 ovules per loculus (12-14 in Babingtonia odontocalyx). It is also similar in appearance to Babingtonia densifolia, but is readily distinguished by its muricate hypanthium with acuminate outer lobes (Bean 1997a).

Formerly known as Baeckea sp. Wyberba (F.D.Hockings AQ8305).

This species grows in shallow peaty soil associated with crevices in extensive granite outcrops (Bean 1997a).

Flowers occur between November and January (Bean 1997a).

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
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Habitat Shifting and Alteration:Habitat loss, modification and/or degradation Northern Rivers Regional Biodiversity Management Plan (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2010p) [State Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Loss and/or fragmentation of habitat and/or subpopulations Northern Rivers Regional Biodiversity Management Plan (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2010p) [State Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Babingtonia granitica in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006bq) [Internet].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Human induced disturbance due to unspecified activities Northern Rivers Regional Biodiversity Management Plan (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2010p) [State Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Northern Rivers Regional Biodiversity Management Plan (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2010p) [State Recovery Plan].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Babingtonia granitica in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006bq) [Internet].

Bean, A.R. (1997a). Reinstatement of the genus Babingtonia Lindl. (Myrtaceae, Leptospermoideae). Austrobaileya. 4(4):627-645.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Kardomia granitica in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:08:35 +1000.