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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 as Zieria ingramii
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, included on the Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans Zieria ingramii recovery plan (Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), 2008zzo) [Recovery Plan] as Zieria ingramii.
 
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] as Zieria ingramii.
 
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (11/04/2007) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2007f) [Legislative Instrument] as Zieria ingramii.
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
NSW:Keith's Zieria - profile (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2005nj) [Internet].
State Listing Status
NSW: Listed as Endangered (Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (New South Wales): August 2014 list) as Zieria ingramii
Scientific name Zieria ingramii [56734]
Family Rutaceae:Sapindales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author J.A.Armstrong
Infraspecies author  
Reference Australian Systematic Botany 15(3): 370, figs 63-64, map fig. 65 (2002).
Other names Zieria sp. 3 (sp. 'D'; Goonoo Goonoo S.F.) [24550]
Zieria ingramii Armstrong ms. [67316]
Zieria ingramii J.A.Armstrong ms. [67386]
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

An erect, slender and spindly shrub commonly up to 0.6 m high, but may reach 1 m (Briggs & Leigh 1990; Harden 2002; Armstrong 2002) with conspicuous white to pale pink flowers 4-6 mm in diameter (Armstrong 2002).

The species is known only from a geographic range of 25 km, within Goonoo SF, 35-60 km north-north-east of Dubbo on the western plains of NSW. The six populations, five of them adjacent to the Dubbo-Mendooran Road, are small and very localised supporting a total of 240 plants in 1990 (Briggs & Leigh 1990). Subsequent surrveys confirm this restricted distribution within the State Forest (J.Briggs in Armstrong 2002).

Recent reports of additional populations in Qld and Kings Plains NP need confirmation (NSW NPWS 2000, pers. comm.).

Most past and present herbarium collections are from the north-eastern and central area of Goonoo SF. Plants are no longer present at other precisely documented locations of previous collections. The species is absent from habitat seemingly congruous with the known populations (Briggs & Leigh 1990).

This species was formerly known as Zieria sp.nov. D, Z. sp. D and Z. sp. E (Harden 2002; Armstrong 2002).

This species occurs on gentle rocky slopes or near the crests of low rises in undulating terrain, above 390 m altitude. Soils are predominantly red-brown or yellow-brown light sandy loams, often with outcropping sedimentary rock (Briggs & Leigh 1990; Armstrong 2002).

It grows in woodland dominated by Eucalyptus fibrosa subsp. nubila and Callitris endlicheri with a heath or shrub understorey. It is also found in open forest with E. dwyeri (Briggs & Leigh 1990).

The flowers appear in Sept. (Briggs & Leigh 1990) with fruiting specimens observed in summer (Armstrong 2002).

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:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Zieria ingramii recovery plan (Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), 2008zzo) [Recovery Plan].
Biological Resource Use:Logging and Wood Harvesting:Habitat disturbance due to foresty activities Zieria ingramiiin Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006aaj) [Internet].
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Habitat Shifting and Alteration:Habitat modification, destruction and alteration due to changes in land use patterns Zieria ingramii recovery plan (Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), 2008zzo) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Zieria ingramiiin Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006aaj) [Internet].
Energy Production and Mining:Mining and Quarrying:Habitat destruction, disturbance and/or modification due to mining activities Zieria ingramiiin Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006aaj) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Slashing and herbicide application for weed control Zieria ingramii recovery plan (Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), 2008zzo) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Zieria ingramii recovery plan (Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), 2008zzo) [Recovery Plan].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Zieria ingramiiin Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006aaj) [Internet].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development and/or maintenance of roads Zieria ingramiiin Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006aaj) [Internet].

Armstrong, J.A. (2002). Zieria (Rutaceae): a systematic and evolutionary study. Australian Systematic Botany. 15:277-463.

Briggs, J.D. & J.H. Leigh (1990). Delineation of Important Habitats of Threatened Plant Species in South-Eastern New South Wales. Canberra: Australian Heritage Commission.

Briggs, J.D. & J.H. Leigh (1996). Rare or Threatened Australian Plants - Revised Edition. Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing.

Gross, C.L. and Mackay, D. (1998). A review of the biology and ecology of Zieria species E ('Z. ingramii J.A. Armstrong' unpublished). Page(s) 18. NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Hurstville.

Harden, G.J. (ed.) (2002). Flora of New South Wales, Volume Two - rev. edn. University of New South Wales Press, Sydney.

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.

NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (NSW NPWS) (2000). Personal communication. Sydney: NSW NPWS.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Zieria ingramii in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:03:02 +1000.