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For information to assist proponents in referral, environmental assessments and compliance issues, refer to the Policy Statements and Guidelines (where available), the Conservation Advice (where available) or the Listing Advice (where available).
 
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 Endangered
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, included on the Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans National Recovery Plan for the Turnip Copperburr Sclerolaena napiformis (Mavromihalis, J, 2010) [Recovery Plan].
 
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].
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
NSW:New South Wales Murray Biodiversity Management Plan (Murray Catchment Management Authority (Murray CMA), 2012) [State Action Plan].
NSW:Sclerolaena napiformis (a small perennial shrub) - endangered species listing. NSW Scientific Committee - final determination (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 1999i) [Internet].
NSW:Turnip Copperburr - profile (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2005lq) [Internet].
VIC:Flora and Fauna Guarantee Action Statement 171 Revised 2009 - Turnip Copperburr Sclerolaena napiformis (Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (Vic. DSE), 2009m) [State Action Plan].
State Listing Status
NSW: Listed as Endangered (Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (New South Wales): August 2014 list)
VIC: Listed as Threatened (Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (Victoria): May 2014 list)
Non-statutory Listing Status
VIC: Listed as Endangered (Advisory List of Rare or Threatened Plants in Victoria: 2005)
Scientific name Sclerolaena napiformis [11742]
Family Chenopodiaceae:Caryophyllales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Paul G.Wilson
Infraspecies author  
Reference Flora of Australia 4 (12 Nov. 1984) 330, fig. 48K.
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:Annual and Perennial Non-Timber Crops:Intensive agricultural practices National Recovery Plan for the Turnip Copperburr Sclerolaena napiformis (Mavromihalis, J, 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Sclerolaena napiformis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006xd) [Internet].
National Recovery Plan for the Turnip Copperburr Sclerolaena napiformis (Mavromihalis, J, 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Habitat alteration (vegetation, soil, hydrology) due to trampling and grazing by livestock Sclerolaena napiformis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006xd) [Internet].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Loss and/or fragmentation of habitat and/or subpopulations Sclerolaena napiformis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006xd) [Internet].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Sclerolaena napiformis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006xd) [Internet].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Mechanical disturbance during construction, maintanance or recreational activities National Recovery Plan for the Turnip Copperburr Sclerolaena napiformis (Mavromihalis, J, 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Human Intrusions and Disturbance:inappropriate conservation measures Sclerolaena napiformis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006xd) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Echium plantagineum (Paterson's Curse, Salvation Jane, Purple Bugloss, Blue Echium, Blueweed, Blue Weed, Lady Campbell Weed, Plantain-leaf Viper's Bugloss, Purple Echium, Riverina Bluebell) National Recovery Plan for the Turnip Copperburr Sclerolaena napiformis (Mavromihalis, J, 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds National Recovery Plan for the Turnip Copperburr Sclerolaena napiformis (Mavromihalis, J, 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation caused by exotic pasture species National Recovery Plan for the Turnip Copperburr Sclerolaena napiformis (Mavromihalis, J, 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Negative impact from animals Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Habitat degradation caused by firebreak construction and/or maintenance National Recovery Plan for the Turnip Copperburr Sclerolaena napiformis (Mavromihalis, J, 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Sclerolaena napiformis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006xd) [Internet].
National Recovery Plan for the Turnip Copperburr Sclerolaena napiformis (Mavromihalis, J, 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Other Ecosystem Modifications:Changes in hydrology leading to rising water tables and dryland salinity National Recovery Plan for the Turnip Copperburr Sclerolaena napiformis (Mavromihalis, J, 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Protected status:Protected status:Lack of secure conservation land tenure Sclerolaena napiformis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006xd) [Internet].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development and/or maintenance of roads National Recovery Plan for the Turnip Copperburr Sclerolaena napiformis (Mavromihalis, J, 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Transportation and Service Corridors:Road and rail maintenance works Sclerolaena napiformis in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006xd) [Internet].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Utility and Service Lines:Powerline easement maintenance and construction; mortality due to collision with powerlines National Recovery Plan for the Turnip Copperburr Sclerolaena napiformis (Mavromihalis, J, 2010) [Recovery Plan].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Sclerolaena napiformis in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:20:01 +1000.