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In addition, proponents and land managers should refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice (where available) for recovery, mitigation and conservation information.

EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Vulnerable as Astelia australiana
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, included on the Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans National Recovery Plan for the Tall Astelia Astelia australiana (Cutler, S. and Murphy, A.H., 2010) [Recovery Plan] as Astelia australiana.
 
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
Declaration under s178, s181, and s183 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - List of threatened species, List of threatened ecological communities and List of threatening processes (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000) [Legislative Instrument] as Astelia australiana.
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
VIC:Flora and Fauna Guarantee Action Statement 7-Tall Astelia Astelia australiana (Schoknechtk, N., 2003) [State Action Plan].
State Listing Status
VIC: Listed as Threatened (Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (Victoria): May 2014 list) as Astelia australiana
Non-statutory Listing Status
VIC: Listed as Vulnerable (Advisory List of Rare or Threatened Plants in Victoria: 2005)
Scientific name Astelia australiana [10851]
Family Liliaceae:Liliales:Liliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author (J.H.Willis) L.Moore
Infraspecies author  
Reference New Zealand Journal of Botany 4 (Jun. 1966) 229.
Other names Astelia nervosa var. australiana [50548]
Distribution map Species Distribution Map

This is an indicative distribution map of the present distribution of the species based on best available knowledge. See map caveat for more information.

Illustrations Google Images

The following table lists known and perceived threats to this species. Threats are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) threat classification version 1.1.

Threat Class Threatening Species References
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Wood and Pulp Plantations:Habitat destruction due to forestry activities Astelia australiana in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006bk) [Internet].
Biological Resource Use:Gathering Terrestrial Plants:Illegal collection Astelia australiana in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006bk) [Internet].
Biological Resource Use:Logging and Wood Harvesting:Habitat loss, modification and degradation due to timber harvesting National Recovery Plan for the Tall Astelia Astelia australiana (Cutler, S. and Murphy, A.H., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Climate Change and Severe Weather:Reduced rainfall caused by climate change National Recovery Plan for the Tall Astelia Astelia australiana (Cutler, S. and Murphy, A.H., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Human induced disturbance due to unspecified activities Astelia australiana in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006bk) [Internet].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Recreational Activities:Soil disturbance and/or trampling due to bushwalking National Recovery Plan for the Tall Astelia Astelia australiana (Cutler, S. and Murphy, A.H., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Rubus fruticosus aggregate (Blackberry, European Blackberry) National Recovery Plan for the Tall Astelia Astelia australiana (Cutler, S. and Murphy, A.H., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Grazing, tramping, competition and/or habitat degradation Cervus unicolor (Sambar) National Recovery Plan for the Tall Astelia Astelia australiana (Cutler, S. and Murphy, A.H., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Habitat degradation and mortality caused by Myrtle Wilt (Chalara australis) National Recovery Plan for the Tall Astelia Astelia australiana (Cutler, S. and Murphy, A.H., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Presence of pathogens and resulting disease National Recovery Plan for the Tall Astelia Astelia australiana (Cutler, S. and Murphy, A.H., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Astelia australiana in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006bk) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:unspecified Astelia australiana in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006bk) [Internet].
Natural System Modifications:Dams and Water Management/Use:Alteration of hydrological regimes and water quality National Recovery Plan for the Tall Astelia Astelia australiana (Cutler, S. and Murphy, A.H., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) National Recovery Plan for the Tall Astelia Astelia australiana (Cutler, S. and Murphy, A.H., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Astelia australiana in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006bk) [Internet].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low fecundity, reproductive rate and/or poor recruitment Astelia australiana in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006bk) [Internet].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low genetic diversity and genetic inbreeding Astelia australiana in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006bk) [Internet].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development of roads and railroads National Recovery Plan for the Tall Astelia Astelia australiana (Cutler, S. and Murphy, A.H., 2010) [Recovery Plan].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Astelia australiana in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:22:25 +1000.