National recovery plan for the Grampians Pincushion-lily (Borya mirabilis)
Victorian Government Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), 2010
- National recovery plan for the Grampians Pincushion-lily (Borya mirabilis) (PDF - 127 KB) | (RTF - 690 KB)
The Grampians Pincushion-lily (Borya mirabilis) is a small tufted plant of the family Liliaceae endemic to western Victoria, in the Grampians National Park, where it grows in low open shrubland on sandstone outcrops. Only two populations are known: a single remnant population of 70 ramets, and a new translocated population of 7 plants.
Major threats include disturbance to habitat and plants from erosion and animal activity, Phytophthora cinnamomi infection, small population size, lack of genetic variability and apparent lack of fertility. Borya mirabilis is listed as Endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and as Threatened under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988.
This recovery plan builds on the framework and guidelines for securing the conservation of B. mirabilis set out in the previous recovery plan for this species (Coates 2000). Some of the recovery actions set out in the previous plan are ongoing, whilst others are new objectives. In particular, post-fire management of the population has become critical since the site was burnt in a wildfire in 2006. The population is showing good signs of recovery, but careful management to prevent erosion and Phytophthora cinnamomi infection is required.