Species Profile and Threats Database

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EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Endangered as Zieria bifida
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Zieria sp. Brolga Park (A.R.Bean 1002) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008xl) [Conservation Advice].
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan not required, included on the Not Commenced List (1/11/2009).
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] as Zieria sp. Brolga Park (A.R.Bean 1002).
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (87) (23/09/2009) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2009i) [Legislative Instrument] as Zieria bifida.
State Listing Status
QLD: Listed as Endangered (Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland): May 2014 list) as Zieria bifida
Scientific name Zieria bifida [83095]
Family Rutaceae:Sapindales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Duretto & P.I.Forst.
Infraspecies author  
Reference Duretto, M.F. & Forster, P.I. (2007) A taxonomic revision of the genus Zieria Sm. (Rutaceae) in Queensland. Austrobaileya 7(3): 488-491, Fig. 3, Map 10 [tax. nov.]
Other names Zieria sp. Brolga Park (A.R.Bean 1002) [64548]
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

Shrub to 2 m high (BRI undated).

Restricted to the Sunshine Coast hinterland in south-eastern Qld, where it is known only from one population in Triunia NP (formerly Brolga Park) near Nambour (Qld Herbarium 1999, pers. comm.). The species is noted to be common at the site with an estimated total of more than 1000 individuals that cover c. 5 ha (BRI undated; BRI Rare and Threatened Plant Database 2001).

Also known as Zieria sp. 13 (Briggs & Leigh 1996). This taxon was not considered in Armstrong's systematic study of Zieria (Armstrong 2002).

It grows in brown loam in wet sclerophyll forest and is closely associated with the open forest/rainforest ecotone. Dominant tree species include Eucalyptus propinqua, Lophostemon confertus. Other tree species recorded include Eucalyptus microcorys, Corymbia intermedia. Understorey species recorded include Trochocarpa laurina and Macrozamia lucida with introduced Lantana (Lantana camara) also present (BRI undated).

Flowers recorded Dec. to Feb. and Apr.; fruits recorded Feb. and Apr. (BRI).

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) Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Zieria sp. Brolga Park (A.R.Bean 1002) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008xl) [Conservation Advice].
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) Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Zieria sp. Brolga Park (A.R.Bean 1002) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008xl) [Conservation Advice].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Zieria sp. Brolga Park (A.R.Bean 1002) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008xl) [Conservation Advice].

Armstrong, J.A. (2002). Zieria (Rutaceae): a systematic and evolutionary study. Australian Systematic Botany. 15:277-463.

Bean, A.R. (2001a). Personal Communication.

BRI Rare and Threatened Plant database (2001).

Briggs, J.D. & J.H. Leigh (1996). Rare or Threatened Australian Plants - Revised Edition. Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing.

Duretto, M. & P.I. Forster (prep.). Zieria in Queensland.

Queensland Herbarium (1999). Personal communication.

Queensland Herbarium (2008b). Unpublished data.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Zieria bifida in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:33:18 +1000.