Gypsum Goodenia (Goodenia integerrima) Interim Recovery Plan 2003-2008

Interim recovery plan no 136
Robyn Phillimore and Andrew Brown
Department of Conservation and Land Management, WA, 2003

4. Term of plan

This Interim Recovery Plan will operate from May 2003 to April 2008 but will remain in force until withdrawn, updated or replaced, as under Action 10 above.

5. Acknowledgements

The following people have provided assistance and advice in the preparation of this Interim Recovery Plan:

Brett Beecham    Regional Ecologist, DCLM Wheatbelt Region, Narrogin
Bruce Bone    District Manager, DCLM Katanning District
Anne Cochrane    Manager, DCLM Threatened Flora Seed Centre
Mal Graham    Previously District Operations Officer, DCLM Katanning District
Bethea Loudon    Conservation Officer, DCLM Katanning District
Amanda Shade    Horticulturalist, Botanic Garden and Parks Authority

We would like to thank the staff of the W.A. Herbarium for providing access to Herbarium databases and specimen information, and DCLM's Wildlife Branch for their extensive assistance.

6. References

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

DCLM (1992) Policy Statement No. 44 Wildlife Management Programs. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia.

DCLM (1994) Policy Statement No. 50 Setting Priorities for the Conservation of Western Australia's Threatened Flora and Fauna. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia.

Carolin, R. (1990) Nomenclatural notes and new taxa in the genus Goodenia (Goodeniaceae). Telopea 3(4), 517-570.

Mattiske Consulting Pty Ltd (1995) A Review of Botanical Values on a Range of Gypsum Dunes in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia. Final Report for Australian Nature Conservation Agency Save the Bush Program 1993/94 Project SS6007, Part A.

Western Australian Herbarium (1998) FloraBase - Information on the Western Australian Flora. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia. http://www.DCLM.wa.gov.au/science/

World Conservation Union (1994) IUCN red list categories prepared by the IUCN Species Survival Commission, as approved by the 40th meeting of the IUCN Council. Gland, Switzerland.

7. Taxonomic description

Carolin, R. (1990) Nomenclatural notes and new taxa in the genus Goodenia (Goodeniaceae). Telopea 3(4), 517-570.

Goodenia integerrima is a decumbent to ascending herb to c. 9 cm. Stems terete, glabrous. Leaves thick, fasciculate, linear, to 7 cm long, 1-2 mm wide, sessile with a broadened base, acute, involute with a narrow channel on upper surface, with a few short scattered ± appressed simple hairs. Flowers arranged in terminal umbels; bracts leaf-like but smaller; pedicels c. 5 mm long, with very few short scattered hairs, indistinctly articulate just below ovary; bracteoles absent. Sepals narrow-deltoid, c. 3 mm long and 0.6 mm wide, acute, entire, glabrous, adnate to ovary for °- ¾ its length. Corolla yellow with brownish throat, c. 7 mm long, glabrous outside, ± pubescent inside throat; anterior pocket indistinct, c. ½ as long as ovary; tube c. 2 mm long; superior lobes narrow-oblong, c. 4 mm long and 0.5 mm wide, lower wing almost obsolete above auricle; inferior lobes oblong, 2 mm long, 1 mm wide; wings c. 1 mm wide, scarcely ½ as long as lobes; connate part of inferior lobes c. 3 mm long. Stamen filaments linear, 1.5 mm long; anthers elliptic, 0.8 mm long. Ovary glabrous; septum scarcely ½ as long as loculus; ovules 6-8; style 2 - 2.5 mm long, pubescent towards top; indusium transverse-oblong, 0.8 mm long, 1.5 mm wide, brownish, villous-pubescent, with ± concave orifice beset with white bristles c. 2 mm long. Fruit globular, c. 2.5 mm diam., glabrous. Seeds flat, dark grey-brown, orbicular, c. 1.5 mm diam., reticulate, with prominent rim; wing c. 0.3 mm wide, mucilaginous.

Addendum

Gypsum Goodenia (Goodenia integerrima) Interim Recovery Plan 2003-2008

In adopting this plan under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), the Minister for the Environment and Heritage has approved the following modifications.

Critical Habitat
The plan identifies a broad area as critical habitat. The Threatened Species Scientific Committee does not necessarily believe that such an area qualifies as habitat critical to the survival of the species, as defined in the EPBC Act.

Recovery Criteria
For the purposes of reviewing this recovery plan under the EPBC Act, the Recovery Criteria are amended to read as follows:

Criteria for success: The number of individuals within populations and/or the number of populations have increased by 10% or more over the period of the plan's adoption under the EPBC Act.
Criteria for failure: The number of individuals within populations and/or the number of populations have decreased by 10% or more over the period of the plan's adoption under the EPBC Act.