Hughans featherflower Verticordia hughanii interim recovery plan 2004-2009

Western Australian Threatened Species and Communities Unit (WATSCU)
© The Western Australian, Department of Conservation and Land Management, 2004

4. Term of Plan

This Interim Recovery Plan will operate from May 2004 to April 2009 but will remain in force until withdrawn or replaced. If the taxon is still ranked Critically Endangered after four years, the need to review this IRP or to replace it with a full Recovery Plan will be determined.

5. References

Blackall, W.E. and Grieve, B.J. (1980) How to Know Western Australian Wildflowers Part IIIA. University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, Western Australia.

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

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

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

Cochrane, A. and McChesney, C. (1995) Verticordia Seed. Australian Plants 18 (145): 206-207.

George, E.A. (2002) Verticordia, The Turner of Hearts, University of Western Australia Press, Western Australia.

Leigh, J. Boden, R. and Briggs, J. (1984) Extinct and endangered plants of Australia, Macmillan, South Melbourne.

Mueller, F. (1878) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 11.

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

Wrigley, J. W. and Fagg, M. (1979) Australian Native Plants. Collins, Sydney.

6. Taxonomic Description

George, E.A. (2002) Verticordia, The Turner of Hearts, University of Western Australia Press, Western Australia.

A small shrub 15 30 cm x 35 75 cm, without lignotuber, and with one to several basal stems, openly to densely branched. Stem leaves elliptic to narrowly obovate, concave, obtuse but mucronate, 2-3 mm long, shortly ciliate. Floral leaves similar to stem leaves. Flowers spreading or penpulous, in spike-like groups, unscented. Peduncles 2-2.5 mm long. Bracteoles not keeled, cuspidate, caducous. Hypanthium broadly turbinate, 1.5 mm long, 5 ribbed, smooth to slightly verrucose, glabrous; reflexed green appendages rounded, thick, 0.5 -0.6 mm long. Sepals 3.5-4mm long, spreading, red; lobes 5 or 6, fimbriate; auricles absent. Petals 2.5-3mm long, ovate, shortly dentate at apex, erect, red. Stamens and staminodes united; stamens uniform, erect 1.3 1.5 mm long, straight or gently curved, glabrous except for a short beard below the apex; stigma slightly enlarged. Ovules 8.