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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, included on the Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans Saltmat (Roycea pycnophylloides) Recovery Plan (Department of Environment and Conservation, 2010i) [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
WA:Threatened flora of the Western Central Wheatbelt (Collins, J., 2009) [State Species Management Plan].
WA:Declared Rare Flora in the Katanning District (Graham, M. & M. Mitchell, 2000) [State Species Management Plan].
State Listing Status
WA: Listed as Vulnerable (Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (Western Australia): September 2013)
Scientific name Roycea pycnophylloides [21161]
Family Chenopodiaceae:Caryophyllales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author C.Gardner
Infraspecies author  
Reference Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 32 (12 Jul. 1948) 78, t. II, fig. 1.
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:Agriculture and Aquaculture:Land clearing, habitat fragmentation and/or habitat degradation Saltmat (Roycea pycnophylloides) Recovery Plan (Department of Environment and Conservation, 2010i) [Recovery Plan].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Saltmat (Roycea pycnophylloides) Recovery Plan (Department of Environment and Conservation, 2010i) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Loss and/or fragmentation of habitat and/or subpopulations Roycea pycnophylloides in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wx) [Internet].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Recreational Activities:Habitat disturbance from recreational vehicle use Saltmat (Roycea pycnophylloides) Recovery Plan (Department of Environment and Conservation, 2010i) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit, European Rabbit) Saltmat (Roycea pycnophylloides) Recovery Plan (Department of Environment and Conservation, 2010i) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Saltmat (Roycea pycnophylloides) Recovery Plan (Department of Environment and Conservation, 2010i) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Competition, predation and/or habitat degradation by kangaroos and wallabies Saltmat (Roycea pycnophylloides) Recovery Plan (Department of Environment and Conservation, 2010i) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Dams and Water Management/Use:Alteration of hydrological regimes including flooding Saltmat (Roycea pycnophylloides) Recovery Plan (Department of Environment and Conservation, 2010i) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Dams and Water Management/Use:Salinity Saltmat (Roycea pycnophylloides) Recovery Plan (Department of Environment and Conservation, 2010i) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Habitat degradation caused by firebreak construction and/or maintenance Saltmat (Roycea pycnophylloides) Recovery Plan (Department of Environment and Conservation, 2010i) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Other Ecosystem Modifications:Changes in hydrology leading to rising water tables and dryland salinity Roycea pycnophylloides in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wx) [Internet].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development and/or maintenance of roads Saltmat (Roycea pycnophylloides) Recovery Plan (Department of Environment and Conservation, 2010i) [Recovery Plan].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Roycea pycnophylloides in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:56:20 +1000.