National recovery plan for the Large-fruit Groundsel (Senecio macrocarpus)
Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria
- National recovery plan for the Large-fruit Groundsel (Senecio macrocarpus) (PDF - 129 KB) | (RTF - 1,458 KB)
The Large-fruit Groundsel Senecio macrocarpus is a small perennial plant endemic to south-eastern Australia, where it occurs in South Australia and Victoria, and formerly occurred in Tasmania. There are about 15 populations containing about 36,000 plants, although almost all plants (about 35,000) occur in just one population. Major threats include habitat disturbance and destruction, weed invasion and competition. The species is listed as Vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, Vulnerable under the South Australian National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972, Threatened under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988, and as Extinct under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995. This national Recovery Plan for the Large-fruit Groundselis the first recovery plan for the species, and details its distribution, habitat, threats and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.