National recovery plan for the Tall Astelia (Astelia australiana)
Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment
The Tall Astelia (Astelia australiana) is a rare lily endemic to southern Victoria, where it grows in wet forests in the Central Highlands and Otways Range, Victoria. The species is known from 12 populations, 11 of which are in the Central Highlands and one in the Otway Range. Major threats to the species include wildfire, weed invasion, altered hydrology leading to drying of sites and disturbance/destruction of plants and habitat. The Tall Astelia is listed as Vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and as Threatened under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act). This recovery plan for Tall Astelia is the first for the species, and details its distribution, habitat, threats and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.