Mingenew everlasting (Schoenia filifolia subsp. subfolia) Interim Recovery Plan 2011-2016
Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation , 2012
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Schoenia filifolia subsp. subulifolia was declared to be Rare Flora under the Western Australian Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 in 2003 and is ranked as Endangered (EN) in WA due to the small number of populations, and a continuing decline in the number of mature plants and quality of habitat. The subspecies is also listed under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 as Endangered. The main threats to the subspecies are chemical drift, land degradation by stock, weed invasion, and salinity. Because the subspecies occurs on water-gaining areas, hydrological change is a threat and climate change may also be an issue.
Schoenia filifolia subsp. subulifolia is known from three populations over a range of 50 km between Yandanooka and Mingenew. The species occurs in heavy soils on swampy flats, breakaways and crabholes (Western Australian Herbarium (1998-). However, it may have once been much more widespread in the Mingenew and Geraldton areas, and may now be restricted to small, swampy, areas that are unsuited to agriculture. Associated species include Acacia species, Eucalyptus loxophleba, Hakea preissii and other daisies such as Waitzia acuminata (DEC 2011).
The objective of this plan is to abate identified threats and maintain or enhance in situ populations to ensure the long-term preservation of the species in the wild.