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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 as Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum
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 Blue Babe-In-The-Cradle Orchid (Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum ms) Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2009 (Luu, R. & V. English, 2004b) [Recovery Plan] as Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum.
 
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] as Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyanea K.Dixon ms..
 
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 Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyanea K.Dixon ms..
 
Scientific name Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum [67182]
Family Orchidaceae:Orchidales:Liliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author  
Infraspecies author K. Dixon ms.
Reference  
Other names Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyanea [64615]
Epiblema grandiflorum var. cychea Dixon ms. [67238]
Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyanea K.Dixon ms. [67354]
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 Blue Babe-in-the-Cradle Orchid (Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum ms.) Interim Recovery Plan 2000-2003 (Stack, G, A. Brown & V. English, 2000) [State Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Blue Babe-In-The-Cradle Orchid (Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum ms) Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2009 (Luu, R. & V. English, 2004b) [Recovery Plan].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Recreational Activities:Disturbance, especially from human recreational activities and development Blue Babe-In-The-Cradle Orchid (Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum ms) Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2009 (Luu, R. & V. English, 2004b) [Recovery Plan].
Blue Babe-in-the-Cradle Orchid (Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum ms.) Interim Recovery Plan 2000-2003 (Stack, G, A. Brown & V. English, 2000) [State Recovery Plan].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Work and Other Activities:Vandalism Blue Babe-in-the-Cradle Orchid (Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum ms.) Interim Recovery Plan 2000-2003 (Stack, G, A. Brown & V. English, 2000) [State Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Blue Babe-In-The-Cradle Orchid (Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum ms) Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2009 (Luu, R. & V. English, 2004b) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Negative impacts caused by insects Blue Babe-in-the-Cradle Orchid (Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum ms.) Interim Recovery Plan 2000-2003 (Stack, G, A. Brown & V. English, 2000) [State Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Vegetation and habitat loss caused by dieback Phytophthora cinnamomi Blue Babe-In-The-Cradle Orchid (Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum ms) Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2009 (Luu, R. & V. English, 2004b) [Recovery Plan].
Blue Babe-in-the-Cradle Orchid (Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum ms.) Interim Recovery Plan 2000-2003 (Stack, G, A. Brown & V. English, 2000) [State Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Typha orientalis (Broad-leaved Cumbungi, Broad-leaved Bulrush) Blue Babe-in-the-Cradle Orchid (Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum ms.) Interim Recovery Plan 2000-2003 (Stack, G, A. Brown & V. English, 2000) [State Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Competition, predation and/or habitat degradation by insects Blue Babe-In-The-Cradle Orchid (Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum ms) Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2009 (Luu, R. & V. English, 2004b) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Dams and Water Management/Use:Alteration of hydrological regimes and water quality Blue Babe-In-The-Cradle Orchid (Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum ms) Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2009 (Luu, R. & V. English, 2004b) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Dams and Water Management/Use:Changes in hydrology including habitat drainage Blue Babe-in-the-Cradle Orchid (Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum ms.) Interim Recovery Plan 2000-2003 (Stack, G, A. Brown & V. English, 2000) [State Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Blue Babe-In-The-Cradle Orchid (Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum ms) Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2009 (Luu, R. & V. English, 2004b) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate prescribed regimes and/or vegetation management to control fire regimes Blue Babe-in-the-Cradle Orchid (Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum ms.) Interim Recovery Plan 2000-2003 (Stack, G, A. Brown & V. English, 2000) [State Recovery Plan].
Residential and Commercial Development:Housing and Urban Areas:Habitat loss, modification and fragmentation due to urban development Blue Babe-in-the-Cradle Orchid (Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum ms.) Interim Recovery Plan 2000-2003 (Stack, G, A. Brown & V. English, 2000) [State Recovery Plan].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Blue Babe-In-The-Cradle Orchid (Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum ms) Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2009 (Luu, R. & V. English, 2004b) [Recovery Plan].

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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). Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Fri, 1 Aug 2014 20:55:21 +1000.