National recovery plan for the Mt Emu she-oak Allocasuarina emuina
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Brisbane
Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 2006
About the plan
Allocasuarina emuina is an endemic, low-growing, slender flowering shrub restricted to the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The first recorded sighting of the species was in 1938 by S.T. Black in the wallum flats of Caloundra. L.A.S. Johnson later described the species in 1989 from material collected by P.R. Sharpe from Emu Mountain (otherwise known as Mt Peregian). It is closely related to A. thalassoscopica and A. littoralis, which are also present in the Sunshine Coast region.
The threats to A. emuina are related to the alteration or loss of suitable habitat, including urbanisation, agriculture, establishment of pine plantations, transportation corridors and associated drainage projects.
Specific objectives of the plan include protecting, restoring and maintaining known populations and locating and/or establishing new populations; developing research programs that assist with the recovery and conservation and promoting community awareness and education in relation to A. emuina.