Granite featherflower Verticordia staminosa subsp. cylindracea var. cylindracea 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This Interim Recovery Plan will operate from May 2004 to April 2009 but will remain in force until withdrawn or replaced.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 Vulnerable after five years, the need to review this IRP will be determined.

5. References

Atkins, K. (2003) Declared Rare and Priority Flora List for Western Australia. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia.

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

Buehrig, RM and Durrell G.S (1996) Declared Rare and poorly known Flora in the Narrogin District Wildlife Management Program No. 30. 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.

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

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

Gardner, C.A., and George, A.S. (1963) Eight new plants from Western Australia, Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia. - Vol. 46, pt. 4 (1963)

George, A.S. (1991) Verticordia (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae). Nuytsia, 7(3), 231-394.

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

Graham, M and Mitchell, M (1997) Declared Rare Flora in the Katanning District, Wildlife Management Program No. 25, Department of Conservation and Land Management

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.

Yates, C.J. and Ladd, P.G. (2004). Breeding System, Pollination, demography in the rare granite endemic shrub Verticordia staminosa subsp. cylindracea var. cylindracea in south-west Western Australia. Austral Ecology, in press

Yates, C., Coates, D., and Cochrane A., (2000) Verticordia (6) Interim Recovery Plans (Implementation) ESU 00006465- Final Report Submitted to the Commonwealth Threatened Species and communities Section, biodiversity Group, Environment Australia. Western Australian Department of Conservation and Land Management.

6. Taxonomic Description

Verticordia staminosa subsp. cylindracea var. erecta - Differs from V. staminosa var. cylindracea in the erect habit (to 1m tall).

Distribution and habitat. Recorded only from two localities on private property. Grows in coarse soil on granitic hills with Borya.

Flowering period. June-October.

Etymology. Named from the Latin erectus, in reference to the habit.

The erect, pine-like growth, consistent in the population, distinguishes this taxon from V. staminosa var. cylindracea, with which it shares the same floral characters that separate the subspecies from subsp. staminosa.