Round-leafed Honeysuckle (Lambertia orbifolia subsp. Orbifolia ms) 2002-2007

Interim Recovery Plan No. 115
Robyn Phillimore and Andrew Brown
Department of Conservation and Land Management, WA, 2003

4. Term of plan

This Interim Recovery Plan will operate from February 2002 to January 2007 but will remain in force until withdrawn or replaced. It is intended that, if the taxon is still ranked Critically Endangered, this IRP will be replaced by a full Recovery Plan after five years.

5. Acknowledgements

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

Sarah Barrett    Flora Officer, the Department's Albany District
Colin Crane    Senior Technical Officer, Science Division
Anne Cochrane    Manager, the Department's Threatened Flora Seed Centre
Greg Keighery    Principal Research Scientist, Science Division
Amanda Shade    Horticulturalist, Botanic Garden and Parks Authority
Leigh Sage    Former Honours student, Curtin University of Technology

We would like to thank the staff of the W.A. Herbarium for providing access to Herbarium databases and specimen information, and the Department'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.

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

Department of Conservation and Land Management (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.

Department of Conservation and Land Management (1995) Policy Statement No. 29 Translocation of Threatened Flora and Fauna. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia.

Byrne, M., MacDonald, B. and Coates, D. (1999) Divergence in the Chloroplast Genome and Nuclear rDNA of the Rare Western Australian Plant Lambertia orbifolia Gardner (Proteaceae). Molecular Ecology 8, 1789-1796.

Coates, D.J. and Hamley, V.L. (1999) Genetic Divergence and the Mating System in the Endangered and Geographically Restricted Species, Lambertia orbifolia Gardner (Proteaceae). Heredity 83, 418-427.

Coates D., Monks L., Hickman, E. (1998) Translocation Proposal - Round Leaf Honeysuckle, Lambertia orbifolia C.A. Gardner (PROTEACEAE). Unpublished Internal Document. Department of Conservation and Land Management.

Gardner, C.A. (1964) Contributiones Florae Australiae Occidentalis XIII. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 47, 54-64.

Hnatiuk, R.J. (1995) Flora of Australia, Elaeagnaceae, Proteaceae 1, Volume 16:425-436. Australian Nature Conservation Agency.

Keighery, G. (1992) The Impact of Phytophthora Species on Rare Plants, in Dieback - What is the Future? The Northern Sandplains Dieback Working Party, Muchea.

Lynch, J.F. (1987) Responses of breeding bird communities to forest fragmentation. Pp. 123-40 in Nature Conservation: The Role of Remnants of Native Vegetation ed by D.A. Saunders, G.W. Arnold, A.A. Burbidge and A.J.M. Hopkins. Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton.

Monks, L. and Coates, D. (2000) Critically Endangered WA Plants- Translocation and Re-establishment Trials. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia.

Obbens, F.J. and Coates, D.J. (1997) Conservation Biology and Management of Endangered Lambertia Species. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia.

Sage, L. and Lamont, B.B. (1994) Conservation biology of the rare and endangered species Lambertia orbifolia. Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia.

Saunders, D. A., Arnold, G.W., Burbidge, A.A. and Hopkins, A.J.M. (1987) The role of remnants of native vegetation in nature conservation: future directions. Pp 387-92 in Nature Conservation: The Role of Remnants of Native Vegetation. D. A. Saunders, G.W. Arnold, A.A. Burbidge and A.J.M. Hopkins (eds) Surrey Beatty & Sons, N. S. W.

Taylor, S.G. (1987) Conservation strategies for human dominated landscapes: the South Australian example. Pp 313-22 in Nature Conservation: The Role of Remnants of Native Vegetation. D. A. Saunders, G.W. Arnold, A.A. Burbidge and A.J.M. Hopkins (eds) Surrey Beatty & Sons, N. S. W.

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

World Conservation Union (2000) IUCN red list categories prepared by the IUCN Species Survival Commission, as approved by the 51st meeting of the IUCN Council. Gland, Switzerland.

7. Taxonomic description

Hnatiuk, R.J. (1995) Flora of Australia, Elaeagnaceae, Proteaceae 1, Volume 16:425-436. Australian Nature Conservation Agency.

Lambertia orbifolia subsp. orbifolia ms is a shrub to 3 m tall, apparently lacking lignotubers. Branches are erect, spreading or arching; young branches brown, villous to pilose. Leaves opposite or rarely in whorls of 3, sessile or shortly petiolate; lamina orbicular, 15 to 20 mm diameter, obtuse slightly cordate and cupped, entire, glabrous. Conflorescence 4 to 6 flowered. Flowers zygomorphic. Perianth 40 to 50 mm long, red, dilated about middle, brown-hirsute; abaxial suture deepest. Hypogynous glands 4, free. Ovary densely brown-pilose; style glabrous above, sparsely pilose in lower half. Fruit asymmetric, 7 to 10 mm diameter, flattened; beak oblique; horns scarcely developed; sides smooth. Seeds 2, asymmetric, cuneate, c. 10 mm long, c. 6 mm wide, with a narrow wing from apex to base along one side.

Addendum

Round-leafed Honeysuckle (Lambertia orbifolia subsp. orbifolia ms) Interim Recovery Plan 2002-2007

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, including buffer zones of a set distance around known populations. 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 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 over the period of the plan's adoption under the EPBC Act.