National Recovery Plan for the Clover Glycine (Glycine latrobeana)
Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment
- National Recovery Plan for the Clover Glycine (Glycine latrobeana) (PDF - 120 KB) | (RTF - 1,495 KB)
The Clover Glycine (Glycine latrobeana) is small perennial herb endemic to south-eastern Australia, where it is occurs in Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia, growing mostly in grasslands and grassy woodlands. The species has suffered an extensive decline in distribution and abundance due to widespread degradation and destruction of habitat. About 140 populations containing about 7,000 plants have been recorded since 1980, but recent estimates have not been made for many populations. Populations also fluctuate widely between seasons, especially following disturbance which appears to stimulate germination. Current threats include grazing, weed invasion and altered fire regimes. The Clover Glycine is listed as Vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. This National Recovery Plan for the Clover Glycine 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.