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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 as Mitrella tiwiensis
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Mitrella sp. Melville Island (C.R.Dunlop 6556) NT Herbarium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2008adj) [Conservation Advice].
 
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan not required, included on the Not Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Other EPBC Act Plans Threat abatement advice for predation, habitat degradation,competition and disease transmission by feral pigs (2013) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2014p) [Threat Abatement Plan].
 
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
Inclusion of species in the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (43) (14/08/2006) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2006g) [Legislative Instrument] as Mitrella tiwiensis.
 
State Listing Status
NT: Listed as Vulnerable (Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 2000 (Northern Territory): 2012 list) as Mitrella sp. Melville Island (C.R.Dunlop 6556) NT Herbarium
Scientific name Mitrella tiwiensis [82029]
Family Annonaceae:Magnoliales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Jessup & Bygrave
Infraspecies author  
Reference L.W.Jessup & P. Bygrave (2007), Flora of Australia 2: 23-24,447, Map 23
Other names Mitrella sp. Melville Island (C.R.Dunlop 6556) NT Herbarium [81448]
Desmos sp. 1 [65635]
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:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Commonwealth Listing Advice on Mitrella sp. Melville Island (C.R.Dunlop 6556) NT Herbarium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2006u) [Listing Advice].
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Storms and Flooding:Natural events such as storms and cyclones leading to habitat destruction and flora/fauna mortality Commonwealth Listing Advice on Mitrella sp. Melville Island (C.R.Dunlop 6556) NT Herbarium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2006u) [Listing Advice].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Commonwealth Listing Advice on Mitrella sp. Melville Island (C.R.Dunlop 6556) NT Herbarium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2006u) [Listing Advice].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Mitrella sp. Melville Island (C.R.Dunlop 6556) NT Herbarium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2008adj) [Conservation Advice].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Grazing, tramping, competition and/or habitat degradation Bubalus bubalis (Water Buffalo, Swamp Buffalo) Commonwealth Listing Advice on Mitrella sp. Melville Island (C.R.Dunlop 6556) NT Herbarium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2006u) [Listing Advice].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Grazing, tramping, competition and/or habitat degradation Sus scrofa (Pig) Commonwealth Listing Advice on Mitrella sp. Melville Island (C.R.Dunlop 6556) NT Herbarium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2006u) [Listing Advice].
Natural System Modifications:Dams and Water Management/Use:Alteration of hydrological regimes and water quality Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Mitrella sp. Melville Island (C.R.Dunlop 6556) NT Herbarium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2008adj) [Conservation Advice].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate fire regimes including natural wildfires Commonwealth Listing Advice on Mitrella sp. Melville Island (C.R.Dunlop 6556) NT Herbarium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2006u) [Listing Advice].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Commonwealth Listing Advice on Mitrella sp. Melville Island (C.R.Dunlop 6556) NT Herbarium (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2006u) [Listing Advice].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Mitrella tiwiensis in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:08:40 +1000.