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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
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 Scaley-leaved Featherflower (Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa) Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2009 (Stack. G., A. Chant, G. Broun & V. English, 2004) [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:Declared Rare or Poorly Known Flora in the Geraldton District (Patrick, S.J., 2001) [State Species Management Plan].
WA:Western Australian Wildlife Management Program No. 28. Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Moora District (Patrick, S.J. & A.P. Brown, 2001) [State Species Management Plan].
State Listing Status
WA: Listed as Critically Endangered (Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (Western Australia): September 2013 list)
Scientific name Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa [55822]
Family Myrtaceae:Myrtales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author  
Infraspecies author A.S.George
Reference George, A.S. (1991) New taxa, combinations and typifications in Verticordia (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae). Nuytsia 7(3): 368, figs 29 (photo), 41 (map) [tax. nov.]
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
http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/12462

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 Scaly-leaved Featherflower (Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa) Interim Recovery Plan 1999-2002 (Phillimore, R. & V. English, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Scaly-leaved Featherflower (Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa) Interim Recovery Plan 1999-2002 (Phillimore, R. & V. English, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Ecosystem Degradation:Decline in habitat quality Scaley-leaved Featherflower (Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa) Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2009 (Stack. G., A. Chant, G. Broun & V. English, 2004) [Recovery Plan].
Energy Production and Mining:Mining and Quarrying:Habitat modification through open cut mining/quarrying activities Scaly-leaved Featherflower (Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa) Interim Recovery Plan 1999-2002 (Phillimore, R. & V. English, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Mechanical disturbance during construction, maintanance or recreational activities Scaley-leaved Featherflower (Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa) Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2009 (Stack. G., A. Chant, G. Broun & V. English, 2004) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit, European Rabbit) Scaly-leaved Featherflower (Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa) Interim Recovery Plan 1999-2002 (Phillimore, R. & V. English, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
Scaley-leaved Featherflower (Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa) Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2009 (Stack. G., A. Chant, G. Broun & V. English, 2004) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Scaley-leaved Featherflower (Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa) Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2009 (Stack. G., A. Chant, G. Broun & V. English, 2004) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Habitat degradation caused by firebreak construction and/or maintenance Scaly-leaved Featherflower (Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa) Interim Recovery Plan 1999-2002 (Phillimore, R. & V. English, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Scaley-leaved Featherflower (Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa) Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2009 (Stack. G., A. Chant, G. Broun & V. English, 2004) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate prescribed regimes and/or vegetation management to control fire regimes Scaly-leaved Featherflower (Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa) Interim Recovery Plan 1999-2002 (Phillimore, R. & V. English, 1999) [State Recovery Plan].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Poor recruitment (regeneration) and declining population numbers Scaley-leaved Featherflower (Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa) Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2009 (Stack. G., A. Chant, G. Broun & V. English, 2004) [Recovery Plan].
Species Stresses:Species Stresses:unspecified Scaley-leaved Featherflower (Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa) Interim Recovery Plan 2004-2009 (Stack. G., A. Chant, G. Broun & V. English, 2004) [Recovery Plan].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:23:59 +1000.