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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 Critically Endangered
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Listing Advice on Muehlenbeckia horrida subsp. abdita (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2006ck) [Listing Advice].
 
Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Muehlenbeckia horrida subsp. abdita (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008ys) [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
Inclusion of species in the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (45) (14/08/2006) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2006j) [Legislative Instrument].
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
WA:Interim Recovery Plan. No. 135. Remote Thorny Lignum (Muehlenbeckia horrida subsp. abdita) Interim Recovery Plan 2003-2008 (Phillimore, R., M. Giraudo& A. Brown, 2003) [State Recovery Plan].
State Listing Status
WA: Listed as Endangered (Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (Western Australia): September 2013)
Scientific name Muehlenbeckia horrida subsp. abdita [65937]
Family Polygonaceae:Polygonales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Gross
Infraspecies author K.L.Wilson
Reference Wilson, K.L. (1996) A new subspecies in Muehlenbeckia horrida (Polygonaceae) from Western Australia. Nuytsia 11(1): 136, Fig. 1E, F, 2 [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/17050

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 Listing Advice on Muehlenbeckia horrida subsp. abdita (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2006ck) [Listing Advice].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Recreational Activities:Recreational use of marine environment Commonwealth Listing Advice on Muehlenbeckia horrida subsp. abdita (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2006ck) [Listing Advice].
Natural System Modifications:Dams and Water Management/Use:Alteration of hydrological regimes and water quality Commonwealth Listing Advice on Muehlenbeckia horrida subsp. abdita (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2006ck) [Listing Advice].
Natural System Modifications:Other Ecosystem Modifications:Changes in hydrology leading to rising water tables and dryland salinity Commonwealth Listing Advice on Muehlenbeckia horrida subsp. abdita (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2006ck) [Listing Advice].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Commonwealth Listing Advice on Muehlenbeckia horrida subsp. abdita (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2006ck) [Listing Advice].

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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). Muehlenbeckia horrida subsp. abdita in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:07:27 +1000.