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 Not listed under EPBC Act
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Listing Advice on Croton magneticus (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2013cs) [Listing Advice].
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan not required, species delisted from the EPBC Act (23/05/2013).
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
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].
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (117) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2013p) [Legislative Instrument].
State Listing Status
QLD: Listed as Vulnerable (Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland): May 2014 list)
Scientific name Croton magneticus [16681]
Family Euphorbiaceae:Euphorbiales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Airy Shaw
Infraspecies author  
Reference Airy Shaw, H.K. (1980) New or noteworthy Australian Euphorbiaceae - II. Muelleria 4(3): 227 [tax. nov.]
Distribution map Species Distribution Map not available for this taxon.
Illustrations Google Images

Croton magneticus was removed from the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 list of threatened species on 23 May 2013.

No threats data available.

Airy Shaw, H.K. (1980a). A partial synopsis of the Euphorbiaceae-Platylobeae of Australia (excluding Phyllanthus, Euphorbia and Calycopeplus). Kew Bulletin. 35(3):577-700.

Bean, A.R. (1994b). An analysis of the vascular flora of Mt Abbot near Bowen, Queensland. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland. 104:43-66.

Briggs, J.D. & Leigh, J.H. (1995). Rare or Threatened Australian Plants. Revised edition. Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.

Fensham, R.J. (1996). Land clearance and conservation of inland dry rainforest in north Queensland, Australia. Biological Conservation. 75:289-298.

Forster, P.I. (prep.). A revision of Croton L. (Euphorbiaceae) in Australia.

Hynes, R., D. Akers, S. Csurhes, A. Tomley & E. Sparkes (1992). Weed invasion, potential invasion and integrated control of weeds in the Fitzroy Catchment area. Land Protection Branch, Qld Dept of Lands.

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

McDonald, W.J.F. (2001). Personal Communication.

Meredith, L.D. & M.M. Richardson (1990). Rare or Threatened Australian Plant Species in Cultivation in Australia. Report Series No. 15. Page(s) 1-114. Canberra: Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Queensland Herbarium (1997). Biodiversity - rare and endangered plants, Papua - Gladstone Gas Pipline. Qld Herbarium, Dept of Environment, Indooroopilly.

Threatened Species Scientific Committee (2008kz). NON-CURRENT Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Croton magneticus. [Online]. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Available from:

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Croton magneticus in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:51:51 +1000.