Species Profile and Threats Database

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 Not listed under EPBC Act
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Listing Advice on Dioclea hexandra (a woody climber) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2013bb) [Listing Advice].
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan not required, species delisted from the EPBC Act (15/05/2013).
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 Dioclea hexandra.
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (139) (29/04/2013) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2013n) [Legislative Instrument] as Dioclea hexandra.
State Listing Status
QLD: Listed as Vulnerable (Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland): May 2014 list) as Dioclea hexandra
Scientific name Dioclea hexandra [64887]
Family Fabaceae:Fabales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author (Ralph) Mabb.
Infraspecies author  
Other names Dioclea reflexa [16585]
Distribution map Species Distribution Map not available for this taxon.
Illustrations Google Images

Dioclea hexandra was removed from the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 list of threatened species on 15 May 2013.

No threats data available.

Adema, F. (1998). Notes on Malesian Fabaceae (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) 3. The genera Dioclea, Luzonia, and Macropsychanthus. Blumea. 43:233-239.

Davidson, B.R. & H.F. Davidson (1993). Legumes: the Australian experience. Research Studies Press Ltd, Somerset, England.

Humphries, S.E. & J.P. Stanton (1992). Weed assessment in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area of north Queensland. CSIRO Wildlife & Ecology & Qld Dept Env & Heritage. Report to the Wet Tropics Management Agency.

Jones, D.L. & B. Gray (1988). Climbing Plants in Australia. Reed Books Pty. Ltd. Frenchs Forest, NSW.

Threatened Species Scientific Committee (2008mj). NON-CURRENT Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Dioclea hexandra. [Online]. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Available from:

Verdcourt, B. (1979). A manual of New Guinea legumes. Botany Bulletin No. 11. Office of Forests, Division of Botany, Lae, PNG.

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This database is designed to provide statutory, biological and ecological information on species and ecological communities, migratory species, marine species, and species and species products subject to international trade and commercial use protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). It has been compiled from a range of sources including listing advice, recovery plans, published literature and individual experts. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with. Individuals and organisations should consider all the available information, including that available from other sources, in deciding whether there is a need to make a referral or apply for a permit or exemption under the EPBC Act.

Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Dioclea hexandra in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:55:53 +1000.