Department of Sustainability and Environment, Melbourne, 2010
- National recovery plan for the Bead Glasswort (Tecticornia flabelliformis) (PDF - 293 KB) | (RTF - 39 KB)
The Bead Glasswort Tecticornia flabelliformis is a poorly-known, small perennial shrub that is widely distributed across southern Australia, where it occurs in low-lying seasonally inundated clay and salt pans. The species has been recorded from about 30 locations across this range, but population size and condition for most sites is unknown. Current threats include weed invasion, mining and ongoing habitat degradation and destruction. The species is listed as Vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. It is also listed as Vulnerable under the South Australian National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 and as Threatened under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988. In Western Australia, the species is not listed as Threatened, but is listed as poorly known and requiring further survey. This national Recovery Plan for the Bead Glasswort 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. Note that this species was originally listed under its former name Halosarcia flabelliformis, but all Australia species in Halosarcia were subsequently incorporated in the genus Tecticornia (Shepherd & Wilson 2007).