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Species Profile and Threats Database


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, this species had a recovery plan in force at the time the legislation provided for the Minister to decide whether or not to have a recovery plan (19/2/2007).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans Round-leafed Honeysuckle (Lambertia orbifolia subsp. orbifolia ms) Interim Recovery Plan 2002-2007 Page(s) 12. (Phillimore, R. & Brown A., 2002) [Recovery Plan].
 
Other EPBC Act Plans Threat abatement plan for disease in natural ecosystems caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi (Department of the Environment, 2014a) [Threat Abatement 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
WA:Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Central Forest Region. Part 2 (Williams, K., A. Horan, S. Wood & A. Webb, 2001) [State Species Management Plan].
State Listing Status
WA: Listed as Critically Endangered* (Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (Western Australia): September 2013 list)
Scientific name Lambertia orbifolia [15725]
Family Proteaceae:Proteales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author C.Gardner
Infraspecies author  
Reference Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 47 (13 Jul. 1964) 55.
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

Western Australia: At the subspecies level, Lambertia orbifolia subsp. Scott River Plains (L.W.Sage 684) is listed as Endangered and L. o. subsp. orbifolia MS is listed as Critically Endangered under the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950.

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:Agriculture and Aquaculture:Land clearing, habitat fragmentation and/or habitat degradation Lambertia orbifolia in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006or) [Internet].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Lambertia orbifolia in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006or) [Internet].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Habitat alteration (vegetation, soil, hydrology) due to trampling and grazing by livestock Lambertia orbifolia in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006or) [Internet].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Wood and Pulp Plantations:Habitat destruction due to forestry activities Lambertia orbifolia in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006or) [Internet].
Biological Resource Use:Logging and Wood Harvesting:Habitat disturbance due to foresty activities Conservation Statements for threatened flora within the regional forest agreement region for Western Australia Page(s) 1-95. (Atkins, K.J., 1998) [Report].
Energy Production and Mining:Mining and Quarrying:Habitat destruction, disturbance and/or modification due to mining activities Lambertia orbifolia in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006or) [Internet].
Energy Production and Mining:Mining and Quarrying:Habitat modification through open cut mining/quarrying activities Conservation Statements for threatened flora within the regional forest agreement region for Western Australia Page(s) 1-95. (Atkins, K.J., 1998) [Report].
Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Central Forest Region. Part 2 (Williams, K., A. Horan, S. Wood & A. Webb, 2001) [State Species Management Plan].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Recreational Activities:Disturbance, especially from human recreational activities and development Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Central Forest Region. Part 2 (Williams, K., A. Horan, S. Wood & A. Webb, 2001) [State Species Management Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Aerial Canker disease Lambertia orbifolia in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006or) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Conservation Statements for threatened flora within the regional forest agreement region for Western Australia Page(s) 1-95. (Atkins, K.J., 1998) [Report].
Lambertia orbifolia in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006or) [Internet].
Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Central Forest Region. Part 2 (Williams, K., A. Horan, S. Wood & A. Webb, 2001) [State Species Management Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Vegetation and habitat loss caused by dieback Phytophthora cinnamomi Lambertia orbifolia in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006or) [Internet].
Threat abatement plan for disease in natural ecosystems caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi (Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), 2009w) [Threat Abatement Plan].
Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Central Forest Region. Part 2 (Williams, K., A. Horan, S. Wood & A. Webb, 2001) [State Species Management Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Predation, competition, habitat degradation and/or spread of pathogens by introduced species Conservation Statements for threatened flora within the regional forest agreement region for Western Australia Page(s) 1-95. (Atkins, K.J., 1998) [Report].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Presence of pathogens and resulting disease Conservation Statements for threatened flora within the regional forest agreement region for Western Australia Page(s) 1-95. (Atkins, K.J., 1998) [Report].
Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Central Forest Region. Part 2 (Williams, K., A. Horan, S. Wood & A. Webb, 2001) [State Species Management Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Lambertia orbifolia in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006or) [Internet].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate prescribed regimes and/or vegetation management to control fire regimes Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Central Forest Region. Part 2 (Williams, K., A. Horan, S. Wood & A. Webb, 2001) [State Species Management Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Other Ecosystem Modifications:Vegetation and habitat mortality caused by dieback Conservation Statements for threatened flora within the regional forest agreement region for Western Australia Page(s) 1-95. (Atkins, K.J., 1998) [Report].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Central Forest Region. Part 2 (Williams, K., A. Horan, S. Wood & A. Webb, 2001) [State Species Management Plan].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development and/or maintenance of roads Lambertia orbifolia in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006or) [Internet].

Brown, A., C. Thomson-Dans & N. Marchant, eds. (1998). Western Australia's Threatened Flora. Como, Western Australia: Department of Conservation and Land Management.

Byrne, M., B. MacDonald & D. Coates (1999). Divergence in the chloroplast genome and nuclear rDNA of the rare Western Australian plant Lambertia orbifolia Gardner (Proteaceae). Molecular Ecology. 8:1789-1796. Blackwell.

Coates, D.J. & V.L. Hamley (1999). Genetic Divergence and the mating system in the endangered and geographically restricted species, Lambertia orbifolia Gardner (Proteaceae). Heredity. 83:418-427. Blackwell.

Department of the Environment (2014a). Threat abatement plan for disease in natural ecosystems caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi. [Online]. Canberra; ACT: Department of the Environment. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/resource/threat-abatement-plan-disease-natural-ecosystems-caused-phytophthora-cinnamomi.

George, A.S. (1984e). An Introduction to the Proteaceae of Western Australia. Page(s) 112 pp. Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, NSW.

Gottlieb, L.D. (1981). Electrophoretic evidence and plant populations. Prog. Phytochem. 7:1-46.

Hnatiuk, R.J. (1995). Lambertia. In: Orchard, A.E. & P.M. McCarthy, eds. Flora of Australia. 16:425-436. ABRS, Canberra/CSIRO, Melbourne.

Hopper, S.D., S. van Leeuwen, A.P. Brown & S.J. Patrick (1990). Western Australia's Endangered Flora and other plants under consideration for declaration. Perth, Western Australia: Department of Consrvation and Land Management.

Leigh, J., R. Boden & J. Briggs (1984). Extinct and Endangered Plants of Australia. Melbourne, Victoria: Macmillan.

Leigh, J.H. & J.D. Briggs (Eds) (1992). Threatened Australian Plants. Overview and Case Studies. New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Obbens, F.J. & D.J. Coates (1997). Conservation biology and management of endangered Lambertia species. CALM, Bentley.

Phillimore, R. & Brown A. (2002). Round-leafed Honeysuckle (Lambertia orbifolia subsp. orbifolia ms) Interim Recovery Plan 2002-2007. Page(s) 12. [Online]. WA Dept of Conservation & Land Management. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/recovery/l-orbifolia/index.html.

Rye, B.L. & S.D.Hopper (1981). A Guide to the Gazetted Rare Flora of Western Australia. Report No. 42. Page(s) 1-211. Perth: Department of Fisheries & Wildlife WA.

Sage, L. (1994). The conservation requirements of the rare species Lambertia orbifolia. Hons. Thesis.

Sage, L. & B.B. Lamont (1994). Conservation biology of the rare and endangered species Lambertia orbifolia.

Vallee, L., T. Hogbin, L. Monks, B. Makinson, M. Matthes & M. Rossetto (2004). Guidelines for the translocation of threatened plants in Australia - Second Edition. Canberra, ACT: Australian Network for Plant Conservation.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Lambertia orbifolia in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:33:54 +1000.