National recovery plan for Threatened Tasmanian Grasstrees 2006-2010 (Xanthorrhoea arenaria and Xanthorrhoea bracteata)
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About the plan
Xanthorrhoea arenaria Bedford (1986), commonly known as the sand grasstree, is endemic to Tasmania and is known from approximately 13 sites between Bridport and Coles Bay in the northeast of the State. A continuing decline is inferred due to infection by Phytophthora cinnamomi, the risk from land clearance, inappropriate burning and other disturbance regimes and over-harvesting of foliage. Data deficiency due to uncertain taxonomic status is also an issue with this species.
Xanthorrhoea bracteata Brown (1810), commonly known as the shiny grasstree, is endemic to Tasmania and is known from approximately 18 sites between Narawntapu National Park and Mount William in the northeast of the State. A continuing decline is inferred due to the reasons listed above for Xanthorrhoea arenaria.
This national Recovery Plan for the Xanthorrhoea arenaria and Xanthorrhoea bracteata, details the species' distribution and biology, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.