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 Endangered as Burmannia sp. Bathurst Island (R.Fensham 1021)
Listing and Conservation Advices Approved Conservation Advice for Burmannia sp. Bathurst Island (R.Fensham 1021) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2014bi) [Conservation Advice].
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, included on the 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
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 Burmannia sp. Melville Island (R.Fensham 1021).
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 Burmannia sp. Bathurst Island (R.Fensham 1021).
State Government
    Documents and Websites
NT:Threatened Species of the Northern Territory-Burmannia sp. Bathurst Island (Kerrigan, R., I. Cowie & D. Liddle, 2007) [Information Sheet].
NT:Recovery plan for the threatened plants of the Tiwi Islands in the Northern Territory of Australia 2008-2013 (Liddle, D.T., A. Gibbons & R. Taylor, 2008) [State Recovery Plan].
State Listing Status
NT: Listed as Endangered (Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 2000 (Northern Territory): 2012 list) as Burmannia sp. Bathurst Island (R.Fensham 1021)
Scientific name Burmannia sp. Bathurst Island (R.Fensham 1021) [82017]
Family Burmanniaceae:Orchidales:Liliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author NT Herbarium
Infraspecies author  
Other names Burmannia sp. Melville Island (R.Fensham 1021) [64501]
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
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Burmannia sp. Bathurst Island (R.Fensham 1021)in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006cq) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Grazing, tramping, competition and/or habitat degradation Sus scrofa (Pig) Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].

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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). Burmannia sp. Bathurst Island (R.Fensham 1021) in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:30:03 +1000.