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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
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Adenanthos dobagii (Fitzgerald Woollybush) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008hj) [Conservation Advice].
 
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, included on the Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans Fitzgerald Biosphere Recovery Plan: A Landscape Approach to Threatened Species and Ecological Communities Recovery and Biodiversity Conservation (Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation (WA DEC), 2012) [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 & Poorly Known Flora in the Albany District. Western Australian wildlife management program no. 20 (Robinson, C.J. & D.J. Coates, 1995) [State Action Plan].
State Listing Status
WA: Listed as Vulnerable (Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (Western Australia): September 2013)
Scientific name Adenanthos dobagii [21253]
Family Proteaceae:Proteales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author E.C.Nelson
Infraspecies author  
Reference Brunonia 1: 334, fig. 10 (27 Oct. 1978).
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.

Other illustrations Google Images

The Fitzgerald Woollybush is a spreading shrub growing to 0.5 m tall, or to 1.5 m (Hopper et al. 1990) with tiny cream or pale pink flowers (Nelson 1978; Brown et al. 1998).

The species is restricted to a small area within Fitzgerald River National Park, WA (Nelson 1978, 1995), where it was first collected in 1972 and rediscovered in 1996 (Brown et al. 1998). It is known from one extensive population of thousands of plants spread over approx. 10 km, from Telegraph Track to Quoin Head and from scattered coastal plants between Quoin Head and Marsh's Beach. Part of the Quoin Head population was burnt in late 1989 and was regenerating as seedlings in 1995 (Robinson & Coates 1995).

This species has been confused with but is distinct from A. labillardierei, which is widespread in Fitgerald River National Park (Brown et al. 1998).

The species occurs in low-lying areas (Brown et al. 1998). It grows in sandy soil among low shrubs (Rye & Hopper 1981; Nelson 1995), in sand-heath and open mallee (Hopper et al. 1990). It is also reported as growing in a low mixed shrubland of Dwarf Casuarina (Allocasuarina humilis), Three-lobed Conebush (Isopogon trilobus) and Clawflower (Melaleuca pulchella) over sedges (Brown et al. 1998).

Flowers are borne from Aug. to Nov. (Brown et al. 1998).

The plant lacks a lignotuber (Nelson 1978, 1995). It is killed by fire and regenerates from seed (Robinson & Coates 1995).

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
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Adenanthos dobagii in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006az) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Vegetation and habitat loss caused by dieback Phytophthora cinnamomi 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].
Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Adenanthos dobagii (Fitzgerald Woollybush) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008hj) [Conservation Advice].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Adenanthos dobagii (Fitzgerald Woollybush) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008hj) [Conservation Advice].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development and/or maintenance of roads Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Adenanthos dobagii (Fitzgerald Woollybush) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008hj) [Conservation Advice].

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

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.

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.

Nelson, E.C. (1978). A taxonomic revision of Adenanthos (Proteaceae). Brunonia. 1(3):303-406.

Nelson, E.C. (1995). Adenanthos. In: Orchard, A.E. & P.M. McCarthy, eds. Flora of Australia. 16:318-342. ABRS, Canberra/CSIRO, Melbourne.

Robinson, C.J. & D.J. Coates (1995). Declared Rare & Poorly Known Flora in the Albany District. Western Australian wildlife management program no. 20. [Online]. Como, Western Australia: Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Department of Conservation and Land Management. Available from: http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/plants-and-animals/threatened-species-and-communities/threatened-plants.

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.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Adenanthos dobagii in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:46:35 +1000.