Short-petalled beyeria (Beyeria lepidopetala) recovery plan
Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation, 2009
Beyeria lepidopetala was declared as Rare Flora under the Western Australian Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 in May 1991 and was listed as presumed extinct at that time.
Following its rediscovery in 1994 and further populations being found between 2003 and 2006, the species was ranked as Vulnerable (VU) under World Conservation Union (IUCN 2001) Red List Criterion D2 due to populations having a restricted area of occupancy (less than 20 km²) and the low number of locations (less than five) such that it is prone to the effects of human activities or stochastic events within a very short period of time.
The main threats include clearing, inappropriate fire regimes, track and firebreak maintenance, weeds, rabbits and feral pigs. B. lepidopetala is listed as Endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
This interim recovery plan will operate from April 2008 to March 2013 but will remain in force until withdrawn or replaced. It is intended that, if the species is still ranked as Vulnerable or its status deteriorates to Endangered or Critically Endangered, this interim recovery plan will be reviewed after five years and the need for a full recovery plan will be assessed.