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EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Vulnerable
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Pomaderris clivicola (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008td) [Conservation Advice].
 
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan not required, included on the Not Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
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].
 
State Listing Status
QLD: Listed as Endangered (Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland): July 2012)
Scientific name Pomaderris clivicola [55151]
Family Rhamnaceae:Rhamnales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author E.M.Ross
Infraspecies author  
Reference Austrobaileya 3(2) (1990) 315.
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

Multi-stemmed shrub 3 to 4 m high (Ross 1990).

It is restricted to south-eastern Qld, where it is known only from two localities; Binjour Plateau near Gayndah and Walla Range near Coalstoun Lakes. It has a distributional range of c. 50 km (BRI undated).

The larger population at Walla Range consists of c. 1600 plants on freehold land. The smaller population at Binjour Plateau is 4.5 km south of Binjour on the road to Humphrey (Ross 1990) and consists of c. 50 plants on a road verge and on adjacent freehold land. At this second site, some parts of the population were destroyed by the construction of Glen Eden Range Rd (Thomas & Singh 1999).

It is similar to P. cinerea but differs in having ovate leaves with long hairs overlying the short dense curved hairs on the underside of the leaf, and a hairless style. It is also similar to P. tropica but differs in having smaller leaves, a sparser covering of long hairs on the lower leaf surface, shorter sepals and longer staminal filaments (Ross 1990).

At Binjour Plateau the species occurs on a steep south-facing slope, in red volcanic soils, below outcropping rock. It grows in Eucalyptus cloeziana and Corymbia citriodora tall open forest with an open understorey of semi-evergreen vine thicket species (such as Owenia venosa, Zanthoxylum brachyacanthum, Alstonia scholaris and Caesalpinia scortechinii). At Walla Range it occurs on variously facing slopes, in grey soil with occasional rock. It grows in open forest, and on the edge of and within dry scrub. Some plants occur in a cleared open grassy area (BRI undated; Ross 1990; Queensland Herbarium 1999, pers. comm.).

Flowers recorded in Dec. & Jan.; buds Mar., Aug., Oct. & Nov.; fruit Jan. to Mar. (Ross 1990; BRI undated).

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) Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Pomaderris clivicola (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008td) [Conservation Advice].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Panicum maximum (Guinea Grass, Green Panic, Hamil Grass) Pomaderris clivicola in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006rv) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Grazing, tramping, competition and/or habitat degradation Bos taurus (Domestic Cattle) Pomaderris clivicola in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006rv) [Internet].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Pomaderris clivicola (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008td) [Conservation Advice].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development and/or maintenance of roads Pomaderris clivicola in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006rv) [Internet].

Queensland Herbarium (1999). Personal communication.

Queensland Herbarium (2008b). Unpublished data.

Ross, E.M. (1990). Pomaderris Labill. (Rhamnaceae) in Queensland, 1. Austrobaileya. 3(2):309-316.

Thomas, M.B. & S. Singh (1999). BRI file No. 900P, Field survey and report on the endangered species Pomaderris clivicola.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Pomaderris clivicola in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:10:27 +1000.