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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 Vulnerable
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 Grampians Rice-flower Pimelea pagophila - National Recovery Plan (Carter, O., 2006l) [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
VIC:Flora and Fauna Guarantee Action Statement 219-Grampians Rice-flower Pimelea pagophila (Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (Vic. DSE), 2008y) [State Action Plan].
State Listing Status
VIC: Listed as Threatened (Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (Victoria): February 2014 list)
Non-statutory Listing Status
VIC: Listed as Vulnerable (Advisory List of Rare or Threatened Plants in Victoria: 2005)
Scientific name Pimelea pagophila [21990]
Family Thymelaeaceae:Myrtales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Rye
Infraspecies author  
Reference Flora of Australia 18: 324, fig. 77E-J (8 Jun. 1990).
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 Grampians Rice-flower is a shrub growing to 1.2 m high (Rye 1990).

The Grampians Rice-flower is endemic to the Mt William Range of the Grampians in western Vic. (MEL collection records) within the Grampians NP (Rye 1990). Herbarium records include: spur above Jimmy's Creek, S end of Major Mitchell Plateau (1952); second Wannin Creek, E from Grampians Tourist Rd (1990); south-eastern slope of Major Mitchell Plateau (1979) and the walking track to Mt William (year unknown) (MEL collection records).

This species is recorded from Eucalyptus baxteri forest and, in a different collection, from the bank of a creek (MEL collection records).

Flowering occurs from Oct.to Nov. (Entwisle 1996b).

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
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Recreational Activities:Habitat disturbance from recreational vehicle use Grampians Rice-flower Pimelea pagophila - National Recovery Plan (Carter, O., 2006l) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit, European Rabbit) Grampians Rice-flower Pimelea pagophila - National Recovery Plan (Carter, O., 2006l) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Slashing and herbicide application for weed control Grampians Rice-flower Pimelea pagophila - National Recovery Plan (Carter, O., 2006l) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Competition, predation and/or habitat degradation by kangaroos and wallabies Grampians Rice-flower Pimelea pagophila - National Recovery Plan (Carter, O., 2006l) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Grampians Rice-flower Pimelea pagophila - National Recovery Plan (Carter, O., 2006l) [Recovery Plan].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development and/or maintenance of roads Grampians Rice-flower Pimelea pagophila - National Recovery Plan (Carter, O., 2006l) [Recovery Plan].

Entwisle, T.J. (1996b). Thymelaeaceae. In: Walsh, N.G. & Entwisle, T.J., eds. Flora of Victoria. 3:912-930. Inkata Press, Melbourne.

MEL (undated). National Herbarium of Victoria Specimens. [Online]. Available from: http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/research_and_conservation/herbarium.

Reiter, N., G. Weste & D. Guest (2004). The risk of extinction resulting from disease caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi to endangered, vulnerable or rare plant species endemic to the Grampians, western Victoria. Australian Journal of Botany. 52:425-433.

Rye, B.L. (1990). Thymelaeaceae. In: Flora of Australia. 18:122-215. Canberra: AGPS.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Pimelea pagophila in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Tue, 15 Jul 2014 02:55:28 +1000.