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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
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Dichanthium queenslandicum (king blue-grass) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2013n) [Conservation Advice].
 
Commonwealth Listing Advice on Dichanthium queenslandicum (king blue-grass) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2013w) [Listing Advice].
 
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, at this time the recovery of the species is complex and likely to need a high level of planning, prioritisation and coordination to prevent further decline and support recovery (30/01/2013).
 
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 (121) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2013e) [Legislative Instrument].
 
State Listing Status
QLD: Listed as Vulnerable (Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland): May 2014 list)
Scientific name Dichanthium queenslandicum [5481]
Family Poaceae:Cyperales:Liliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author B.Simon
Infraspecies author  
Reference Austrobaileya 1 (14 Apr. 1983) 457, fig. 33.
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

Minister’s Reason for Recovery Plan decision

There should be a recovery plan for this species, as at this time the recovery of the species is complex and likely to need a high level of planning, prioritisation and coordination to prevent further decline and support recovery. Date of decision – 30/01/2013

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 Dichanthium queenslandicum in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006hv) [Internet].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Dichanthium queenslandicum in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006hv) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by unspecified weeds Parthenium hysterophorus (Parthenium Weed, Bitter Weed, Carrot Grass, False Ragweed) Dichanthium queenslandicum in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006hv) [Internet].

BRI Collection Records (BRI) (undated). Queensland Herbarium specimens.

Fairfax, R.J. (2001). Personal Communication.

Fensham, R. (2001). Personal Communication.

Fensham, R.J. (1998). The grassy vegetation of the Darling Downs, south-eastern Queensland, Australia. Floristics and grazing effects. Biological Conservation. 84:301-310.

Fletcher, M. (2001). Rare and Threatened plants of the Central Highlands.

Lazarides, M. (1999). Personal Communication.

Queensland Herbarium (1999). Personal communication.

Sharp, D. & B. Simon (2001). Ausgrass: Encyclopedia of Australian Grasses. Canberra: CSIRO Publishing & Australian Biological Resources Study.

Simon, B.K. (1982). New Species of Gramineae from south-eastern Queensland. Austrobaileya. 1(5):455-467.

Stanley, T.D. & E.M.Ross (1989). Flora of south-eastern Queensland. Volume Three. Brisbane: Qld Department of Primary Industries.

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This database is designed to provide statutory, biological and ecological information on species and ecological communities, migratory species, marine species, and species and species products subject to international trade and commercial use protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). It has been compiled from a range of sources including listing advice, recovery plans, published literature and individual experts. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with. Individuals and organisations should consider all the available information, including that available from other sources, in deciding whether there is a need to make a referral or apply for a permit or exemption under the EPBC Act.

Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Dichanthium queenslandicum in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:57:53 +1000.