Interim Recovery Plan No. 147
Rebecca Evans, Sarah Barrett, Gillian Stack and Andrew Brown
Department of Conservation and Land Management, WA, 2003
This Interim Recovery Plan will operate from August 2003 to July 2008 but will remain in force until withdrawn or replaced. If the taxon is still ranked Critically Endangered after five years, the need to rewrite this IRP or to replace it with a full Recovery Plan will be determined.
The following people have provided assistance and advice in the preparation of this Interim Recovery Plan:
Anne Cochrane Manager, DCLM's Threatened Flora Seed Centre
Amanda Shade Horticulturalist, Botanic Garden and Parks Authority
Brian Shearer Phosphite Program Research Scientist, DCLM's Science Division
Thanks also to the staff of the W.A. Herbarium for providing access to Herbarium databases and specimen information, and DCLM's Wildlife Branch for assistance.
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Andersonia axilliflora is a robust shrub, often exceeding 2 m in height. Leaves 20 -35 mm long, 8 - 15 mm wide at base, increasing in size acropetally to the bracts, lanceolate, usually erect and concave, sometimes undulate and subspirally twisted, grooved, glabrous. Inflorescences terminal often ±oblong, often containing more than 30 flowers flattened in the axils of their bracts, terminating the shoots, with the apex withering after anthesis; bracts lanceolate and concave, usually erect often twice as long as the subtended flower; bracteoles often as long as sepals, carinate, acuminate, considerably flattened laterally. Sepals c. 12 mm long in the larger flowers, lanceolate -acuminate, those opposite the bracteoles usually complicate, usually glabrous, creamy white. Corolla somewhat shorter than calyx; lodes c. twice as long as tube, glabrous, usually acuminate, erect at the time of anther dehiscence; tube pubescent above the middle, often sparingly so. Stamens c. 3/4 as long as corolla, far exceeding tube, not becoming exserted by filament elongation, filaments glabrous, stout, flattened; anthers linear, c. 6 mm long, often about twice as long as filaments, attached at base, with the prominent connective continuing to the apex; pollen in tetrads. Ovary c. 2 mm high; loculi rather rounded, puberulent above; hypogynous scales rather less than 1/2 as long as ovary, often ± united; style cylindrical, not becoming exserted beyond the calyx, scabridulous; stigma truncate or slightly clavate.
Giant Andersonia (Andersonia axilliflora) Interim Recovery Plan 2003-2008
In adopting this plan under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), the Minister for the Environment and Heritage has approved the following modifications.
The plan identifies a broad area as critical habitat, including buffer zones of a set distance around known populations. The Threatened Species Scientific Committee does not necessarily believe that such an area qualifies as habitat critical to the survival of the species, as defined in the EPBC Act.
For the purposes of reviewing this recovery plan under the EPBC Act, the Recovery Criteria are amended to read as follows:
Criteria for success: The number of individuals within populations and/or the number of populations have increased by 10% or more over the period of the plan's adoption under the EPBC Act.
Criteria for failure: The number of individuals within populations and/or the number of populations have decreased by 10% or more over the period of the plan's adoption under the EPBC Act.