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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 Gossia fragrantissima
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, included on the Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan - NSW & Queensland (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2010o) [Recovery Plan] as Gossia fragrantissima.
 
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 Austromyrtus fragrantissima.
 
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 Gossia fragrantissima.
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
NSW:Sweet Myrtle - profile (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2005ey) [Internet].
State Listing Status
NSW: Listed as Endangered (Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (New South Wales): August 2014 list) as Gossia fragrantissima
QLD: Listed as Endangered (Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland): May 2014 list) as Gossia fragrantissima
Scientific name Gossia fragrantissima [78867]
Family Myrtaceae:Myrtales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author (F.Mueller ex Bentham) N.Snow & Guymer
Infraspecies author  
Reference Systematic Botany Monographs 65: 75, fig. 18 (map) (2003).
Other names Austromyrtus fragrantissima [15716]
Myrtus fragrantissima [42412]
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 Gossia fragrantissimain Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006mf) [Internet].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Gossia fragrantissimain Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006mf) [Internet].
Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan - NSW & Queensland (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2010n) [State Recovery Plan].
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Habitat Shifting and Alteration:Habitat loss, modification and/or degradation Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan - NSW & Queensland (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2010n) [State Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Ecosystem Degradation:Decline in habitat quality Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan - NSW & Queensland (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2010n) [State Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Loss and/or fragmentation of habitat and/or subpopulations Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan - NSW & Queensland (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2010n) [State Recovery Plan].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Human Intrusions and Disturbance:inappropriate conservation measures Gossia fragrantissimain Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006mf) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Anredera cordifolia (Madeira Vine, Jalap, Lamb's-tail, Mignonette Vine, Anredera, Gulf Madeiravine, Heartleaf Madeiravine, Potato Vine) Gossia fragrantissimain Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006mf) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Lantana camara (Lantana, Common Lantana, Kamara Lantana, Large-leaf Lantana, Pink Flowered Lantana, Red Flowered Lantana, Red-Flowered Sage, White Sage, Wild Sage) Gossia fragrantissimain Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006mf) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Gossia fragrantissimain Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006mf) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Presence of pathogens and resulting disease Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan - NSW & Queensland (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2010n) [State Recovery Plan].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low genetic diversity and genetic inbreeding Gossia fragrantissimain Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006mf) [Internet].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Gossia fragrantissimain Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006mf) [Internet].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Gossia fragrantissima in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:22:13 +1000.