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EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Vulnerable as Hakea maconochieana
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Hakea maconochieana (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008uy) [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
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: correction of list of threatened species (28/03/2001) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2001j) [Legislative Instrument] as Hakea sp. Mariala Scientific Res. (C. Sandercoe 507).
 
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 Hakea maconochieana.
 
State Listing Status
QLD: Listed as Vulnerable (Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland): May 2014 list) as Hakea maconochieana
Scientific name Hakea maconochieana [66351]
Family Proteaceae:Proteales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Haegi
Infraspecies author  
Reference Flora of Australia 17B: 396 (1999).
Other names Hakea sp. 1 (Mariala Scientific Reserve) [24463]
Hakea sp. Mariala Scientific Res. (C. Sandercoe 507) [64621]
Hakea sp. (C. Sandercoe 507; Mariala Scientific Reserve) [67296]
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

Hakea maconochieana is an erect or spreading shrub 0.5-1.5 m high with red flowers and thick, flat, narrow leaves (Barker et al. 1999).

The species is restricted to far south-western Qld. Originally known only from scattered localities in the Ambathala Ra. (now in Mariala NP) near Adavale, it mainly occurs in isolated areas along the Grey Range, south-west of Quilpie (BRI undated; Queensland Herbarium 1999, pers. comm.). The area of occupancy is small as H. maconochieana is localised and grows on the tops of tablelands above 300 m within the area (BRI undated).

Described as Hakea maconochieana in 1999 (Barker et al. 1999). Before that it was known as Hakea sp. (Ambathala Range C.Sandercoe 507) (Henderson 1997) and Hakea sp. 1 (Briggs & Leigh 1996).

This Hakea species grows with Acacia stowardii and Hakea collina in shallow clay soils on the tops of stony tablelands (Environment Australia & Qld Environmental Protection Agency no date; Barker et al. 1999).

Flowers have been recorded in Apr., May, Jul., Aug., but mostly in Sept. (BRI undated). After flowering, the fruits take about a year to mature. Fruits dehisce and seeds are released soon after this (Environment Australia & Qld Environmental Protection Agency no date).

The species does not sprout from the base (Barker et al. 1999).

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:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Hakea maconochieana in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006ld) [Internet].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Hakea maconochieana in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006ld) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit, European Rabbit) Hakea maconochieana in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006ld) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Grazing, tramping, competition and/or habitat degradation Capra hircus (Goat) Hakea maconochieana in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006ld) [Internet].

Barker, R.M., Haegi, L. & Barker, W.R. (1999). Hakea. In: Orchard, A.E., H.S.Thompson & P.M.McCarthy, eds. Flora of Australia. 17B:31-170. Canberra/Melbourne: ABRS/CSIRO.

Briggs, J.D. & J.H. Leigh (1996). Rare or Threatened Australian Plants - Revised Edition. Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing.

Environment Australia & Qld Environmental Protection Agency (n.dat.). Rare and Threatened Species and Plant Communities of the Mulga Lands. EA; Qld Dept of Environment.

Henderson, R.J.F. (1997). Queensland Plants Names and Distribution. Queensland Herbarium: Indooroopilly.

Queensland Department of Environment (1998). Mariala National Park, Draft Management Plan. Dept of Environment, QPWS, Brisbane.

Queensland Herbarium (1999). Personal communication.

Queensland Herbarium (2008b). Unpublished data.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Hakea maconochieana in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:29:57 +1000.