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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 Listed as Vulnerable
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Hypocalymma longifolium (long-leaved myrtle) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2013q) [Conservation Advice].
 
Commonwealth Listing Advice on Hypocalymma longifolium (long-leaved myrtle) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2013z) [Listing Advice].
 
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan not required, the approved conservation advice for the species provides sufficient direction to implement priority actions and mitigate against key threats. The Western Australian Department of Conservation and Land Management produced an Interim Recovery Plan (2001-2004) for the long-leaved myrtle (30/01/2013).
 
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].
 
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (121) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2013e) [Legislative Instrument].
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
WA:Declared Rare or Poorly Known Flora in the Geraldton District (Patrick, S.J., 2001) [State Species Management Plan].
WA:Interim Recovery Plan. No. 88. Long-leaved Myrtle (Hypocalymma longifolium) Interim Recovery Plan 2001-2004 (Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation (WA DEC), 2001h) [State Recovery Plan].
State Listing Status
WA: Listed as Vulnerable (Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (Western Australia): September 2013)
Scientific name Hypocalymma longifolium [8081]
Family Myrtaceae:Myrtales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author F.Muell.
Infraspecies author  
Reference Mueller, F.J.H. von (1860), Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 2(12): 28 [tax. nov.]
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
http://florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/5821

Minister’s Reason for Recovery Plan decision

There should not be a recovery plan for the long-leaved myrtle as the approved conservation advice for the species provides sufficient direction to implement priority actions and mitigate against key threats. Date of decision – 30/01/2013

The Western Australian Department of Conservation and Land Management produced an Interim Recovery Plan (2001–2004) for the long-leaved myrtle.

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 NON CURRENT Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Hypocalymma longifolium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008abz) [Conservation Advice].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Habitat alteration (vegetation, soil, hydrology) due to trampling and grazing by livestock NON CURRENT Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Hypocalymma longifolium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008abz) [Conservation Advice].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Ecosystem Degradation:Habitat deterioration due to soil degradation and erosion NON CURRENT Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Hypocalymma longifolium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008abz) [Conservation Advice].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds NON CURRENT Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Hypocalymma longifolium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008abz) [Conservation Advice].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Grazing, tramping, competition and/or habitat degradation Capra hircus (Goat) NON CURRENT Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Hypocalymma longifolium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008abz) [Conservation Advice].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Grazing, tramping, competition and/or habitat degradation Sus scrofa (Pig) NON CURRENT Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Hypocalymma longifolium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008abz) [Conservation Advice].
Natural System Modifications:Dams and Water Management/Use:Alteration of hydrological regimes and water quality NON CURRENT Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Hypocalymma longifolium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008abz) [Conservation Advice].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) NON CURRENT Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Hypocalymma longifolium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008abz) [Conservation Advice].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development and/or maintenance of roads NON CURRENT Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Hypocalymma longifolium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008abz) [Conservation Advice].

Brown, A., C. Thomson-Dans & N. Marchant, eds. (1998). Western Australia's Threatened Flora. Como, Western Australia: Department of Conservation and Land Management.

Hopper, S.D., S. van Leeuwen, A.P. Brown & S.J. Patrick (1990). Western Australia's Endangered Flora and other plants under consideration for declaration. Perth, Western Australia: Department of Consrvation and Land Management.

Patrick, S.J. (2001). Declared Rare or Poorly Known Flora in the Geraldton District. [Online]. Wildlife Management Program No 26. Perth, Western Australia: Department of Conservation and Land Management. Available from: http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/plants-and-animals/threatened-species-and-communities/threatened-plants.

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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). Hypocalymma longifolium in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:14:08 +1000.