Species Profile and Threats Database

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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 Hakea dohertyi
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Hakea dohertyi (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008qy) [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] as Hakea sp. Kowmung River (M.Doherty 17-24).
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 Hakea dohertyi.
State Government
    Documents and Websites
NSW:Kowmung Hakea - profile (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2005ft) [Internet].
State Listing Status
NSW: Listed as Endangered (Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (New South Wales): August 2014 list) as Hakea dohertyi
Scientific name Hakea dohertyi [66701]
Family Proteaceae:Proteales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Haegi
Infraspecies author  
Reference Flora of Australia 17B: 395 (1999)
Other names Hakea sp. 2 (Kowmung River) [24464]
Hakea sp. Kowmung River (M.Doherty 17-24) [56727]
Hakea sp. (M. Doherty 17-24; Kowmung River) [67297]
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.

Other illustrations Google Images

Hakea dohertyi is a slender, erect shrub growing to 4 m tall with cream-white flowers (Barker et al. 1999).

This is a recently discovered species, restricted to a few ridges in the Kanangra-Boyd National Park (Kowmung River), in the southern Blue Mountains, NSW (Harden 1991; Briggs & Leigh 1996; Barker et al. 1999; Barker et al. 2000). Known from fewer than 100 plants (Harden 1991; Barker et al. 1999; Barker et al. 2000).

Originally listed officially as Hakea sp. Kowmung River (M. Doherty 17-24) (Barker, R.M. 2001, pers. comm.). It was listed in NSW as Hakea 'sp. B'.

This species is Hakea sp. 2 (Kowmung River; M. Doherty 17-24) in Briggs & Leigh (1996). It is Hakea 'sp. B' in Harden (1991) and Fisher et al. (1995).

It is found in the Kowmung Wilderness Complex and Burragorang Ironbark Woodland formations in the Burragorang area of NSW (Fisher et al. 1995) and occurs on sandstone outcrops in eucalypt open forest (Barker et al. 1999; Harden 1991; Barker et al. 2000).

This is a non-sprouting (i.e. no lignotuber) plant. Flowers occur from Sept. to Oct. (Barker et al. 1999).

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
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Grazing, tramping, competition and/or habitat degradation Capra hircus (Goat) Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Hakea dohertyi (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008qy) [Conservation Advice].
Natural System Modifications:Dams and Water Management/Use:Changes to hydrology including construction of dams/barriers Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Hakea dohertyi (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008qy) [Conservation Advice].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Hakea dohertyi (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008qy) [Conservation Advice].

Barker, R.M. (2001). Personal communication.

Barker, R.M., G.J. Harden, L. Haegi & W.R. Barker (2000). Hakea, and, Hakea pulvinifera - an endangered species. In: Harden, G.J., D.W.Hardin & D.C. Godden, eds. Proteaceae of New South Wales. University of NSW Press, 2000.

Barker, R.M., Haegi, L. & Barker, W.R. (1999). Hakea. In: Orchard, A.E., H.S.Thompson & P.M.McCarthy, eds. Flora of Australia. 17B:31-170. Canberra/Melbourne: ABRS/CSIRO.

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

Fisher, M., K. Ryan & R. Lembit (1995). The natural vegetation of the Burragorang 1:100,000map sheet. Cunninghamia. 4(2):143-215.

Harden, G.J. (ed.) (1991). Flora of New South Wales, Volume Two. Kensington, NSW: University of NSW Press.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Hakea dohertyi in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:33:15 +1000.