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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
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, included on the Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans Recovery plan for Asterolasia elegans (Office of Environment and Heritage, 2011) [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
NSW:Asterolasia elegans - profile (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2005ag) [Internet].
State Listing Status
NSW: Listed as Endangered (Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (New South Wales): December 2013 list)
Scientific name Asterolasia elegans [56780]
Family Rutaceae:Sapindales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author L.McDougall & Porteners
Infraspecies author  
Reference Telopea 4(1): 139 (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 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
Biological Resource Use:Gathering natural materials:Removal of bush rocks Recovery plan for Asterolasia elegans (Office of Environment and Heritage, 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Habitat Shifting and Alteration:Habitat loss, modification and/or degradation Recovery plan for Asterolasia elegans (Office of Environment and Heritage, 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Loss and/or fragmentation of habitat and/or subpopulations Recovery plan for Asterolasia elegans (Office of Environment and Heritage, 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Asterolasia elegans in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006bl) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Ageratina adenophora (Crofton Weed, Catweed, Hemp Agrimony, Mexican Devil, Sticky Agrimony, Sticky Eupatorium) Recovery plan for Asterolasia elegans (Office of Environment and Heritage, 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Sonchus oleraceus (Common Sowthistle, Sowthistle) Recovery plan for Asterolasia elegans (Office of Environment and Heritage, 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Asterolasia elegans in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006bl) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Grazing, tramping, competition and/or habitat degradation Capra hircus (Goat) Recovery plan for Asterolasia elegans (Office of Environment and Heritage, 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Dams and Water Management/Use:Changes in hydrology including habitat drainage Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Asterolasia elegans in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006bl) [Internet].
Recovery plan for Asterolasia elegans (Office of Environment and Heritage, 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate prescribed regimes and/or vegetation management to control fire regimes Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Pollution:Agricultural Effluents:Environmental impacts due to application of fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides Asterolasia elegans in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006bl) [Internet].
Pollution:Garbage and Solid Waste:Dumping of household and industrial waste Asterolasia elegans in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006bl) [Internet].
Pollution:Household Sewage and Urban Waste Water:Waste treatment plant discharge Recovery plan for Asterolasia elegans (Office of Environment and Heritage, 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Pollution:Pollution:Deterioration of water and soil quality (contamination and pollution) Recovery plan for Asterolasia elegans (Office of Environment and Heritage, 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Pollution:Pollution:Habitat degradation and loss of water quality due to salinity, siltaton, nutrification and/or pollution Recovery plan for Asterolasia elegans (Office of Environment and Heritage, 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Residential and Commercial Development:Housing and Urban Areas:Habitat loss, modification and fragmentation due to urban development Species threats data recorded on the SPRAT database between 1999-2002 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012i) [Database].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development and/or maintenance of roads Recovery plan for Asterolasia elegans (Office of Environment and Heritage, 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development of roads and railroads Recovery plan for Asterolasia elegans (Office of Environment and Heritage, 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Transportation and Service Corridors:Road and rail maintenance works Asterolasia elegans in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006bl) [Internet].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Asterolasia elegans in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:32:22 +1000.