Victorian Government Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) Melbourne, 2010
- National Recovery Plan for the Hoary Sunray Leucochrysum albicans var. tricolor (PDF - 335 KB) | (Word - 771 KB)
The Hoary Sunray Leucochrysum albicans var. tricolor is a small, perennial paper daisy endemic to south-eastern Australia, where it occurs in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania. Although still widely distributed and numerically abundant, the species has undergone a substantial decline in range and abundance, largely due to degradation and loss of habitat for agriculture, with some losses due to infrastructure and urban development. Many remaining populations are small, highly fragmented, and threatened by weed invasion, competition and further habitat disturbance and loss. The taxon is listed as Endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act); as Threatened under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988; and as Endangered under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995. This national Recovery Plan for the Hoary Sunray 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.