National recovery plan for the Turnip Copperburr (Sclerolaena napiformis)
Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria
- National recovery plan for the Turnip Copperburr (Sclerolaena napiformis) (PDF - 236 KB) | (RTF - 1,152 KB)
The Turnip Copperburr Sclerolaena napiformis is small perennial chenopod shrub endemic to south-eastern Australia. The species occurs in New South Wales and Victoria, growing on inland plains in native grasslands and grassy woodlands on clay-loam soils. A total of 25 sites with perhaps 30,000 plants have been recorded. Many populations are in decline and several may have become extinct in recent years. Most of its habitat has been cleared for agriculture, and remaining populations are mostly small and isolated, and at risk from a variety of threats including weed invasion, grazing and road works. The Turnip Copperburr is listed as Endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. This national Recovery Plan for the Turnip Copperburr is the first recovery plan for the species, and details the species' distribution and biology, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.