National recovery plan for the Trailing Hop-bush (Dodonaea procumbens)
Oberon Carter,Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment,2010
- National recovery plan for the Trailing Hop-bush (Dodonaea procumbens) (PDF - 396 KB) | (RTF - 2,014 KB)
The Trailing Hop-bush Dodonaea procumbens is a poorly-known, small prostrate shrub endemic to south-eastern Australia, where it occurs in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. There are an estimated 3,000 plants occurring in about 50 wild populations, although there is little current information available on the abundance of many populations.
Current threats are believed to include weed invasion, habitat disturbance or destruction, grazing and altered fire regimes. The Trailing Hop-bush is listed as Vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, Vulnerable under South Australia’s National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972, Threatened under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 and Vulnerable under the New South Wales Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.
This national Recovery Plan for D. procumbens is the first recovery plan for the species, and details its distribution, habitat, threats and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.