Waxy-leaved smokebush (Conospermum undulatum) recovery plan
Western Australian Government Department of Environment and Conservation, 2008
Conospermum undulatum was declared as Rare Flora under the Western Australian Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 in 1997 and is currently ranked as Vulnerable under World Conservation Union (IUCN 1994) Red List criteria B1+2c, due to its occurrence over an area of less than 20,000 km2, populations being severely fragmented and a continuing decline in area and quality of habitat.
The main threats are further land clearing, poor habitat quality, road and firebreak maintenance, inappropriate fire regimes, weeds, recreational activities and rabbit grazing.
The species is listed as Vulnerable under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
Conospermum undulatum is recorded from 25 populations comprising 83 subpopulations. However, only 20 populations currently contain extant plants. The species is known from the Shires of Kalamunda and Gosnells in the Department of Environment and Conservation's Swan Coastal and Perth Hills Districts.
This interim recovery plan will operate from April 2008 to March 2013 but will remain in force until withdrawn or replaced.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 Vulnerable, this interim recovery plan will be reviewed after five years and the need for further recovery actions assessed.