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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 as Chordifex abortivus
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, included on the Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans National Recovery Plan for Manypeaks Rush Chordifex abortivus (Hartley, R., S. Gilfillan & S. Barrett, 2008) [Recovery Plan] as Chordifex abortivus.
 
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 Chordifex abortivus.
 
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (11/04/2007) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2007f) [Legislative Instrument] as Chordifex abortivus.
 
State Listing Status
WA: Listed as Vulnerable (Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (Western Australia): September 2013) as Chordifex abortivus
Scientific name Chordifex abortivus [64868]
Family Restionaceae:Restionales:Liliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author (Nees) B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson
Infraspecies author  
Reference Telopea 8(1): 24 (1998).
Other names Restio abortivus [24504]
Chordifex abortivus L.A.S.Johnson & B.G.Briggs ms. [67445]
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
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Climate Change and Severe Weather:Climate change altering atmosphere/hydrosphere temperatures, rainfall patterns and/or frequency of severe weather events National Recovery Plan for Manypeaks Rush Chordifex abortivus (Hartley, R., S. Gilfillan & S. Barrett, 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Small isolated populations National Recovery Plan for Manypeaks Rush Chordifex abortivus (Hartley, R., S. Gilfillan & S. Barrett, 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Psoralea pinnata (African Scurfpea, Blue Broom, Blue Psoralia, Taylorina, Tellorina, Bloukeur) National Recovery Plan for Manypeaks Rush Chordifex abortivus (Hartley, R., S. Gilfillan & S. Barrett, 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds National Recovery Plan for Manypeaks Rush Chordifex abortivus (Hartley, R., S. Gilfillan & S. Barrett, 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation caused by exotic pasture species National Recovery Plan for Manypeaks Rush Chordifex abortivus (Hartley, R., S. Gilfillan & S. Barrett, 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Vegetation and habitat loss caused by dieback Phytophthora cinnamomi Chordifex abortivus in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006fm) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Acacia longifolia subsp. sophorae (Coast Wattle) National Recovery Plan for Manypeaks Rush Chordifex abortivus (Hartley, R., S. Gilfillan & S. Barrett, 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) National Recovery Plan for Manypeaks Rush Chordifex abortivus (Hartley, R., S. Gilfillan & S. Barrett, 2008) [Recovery Plan].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development and/or maintenance of roads National Recovery Plan for Manypeaks Rush Chordifex abortivus (Hartley, R., S. Gilfillan & S. Barrett, 2008) [Recovery Plan].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Chordifex abortivus in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:18:47 +1000.