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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 Conservation Advice on Galium antarcticum (subantarctic bedstraw) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2013j) [Conservation Advice].
 
Commonwealth Listing Advice on Galium antarcticum (subantarctic bedstraw) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2013s) [Listing Advice].
 
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan not required, the approved conservation advice for the species provides sufficient direction to implement priority actions and mitigate against key threats. However, consideration should be given to a multi-species Macquarie Island Recovery Plan (30/01/2013).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (121) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2013e) [Legislative Instrument].
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
TAS:Galium antarcticum (Subantarctic Bedstraw): Species Management Profile for Tasmania's Threatened Species Link (Threatened Species Section (TSS), 2014cv) [State Action Plan].
State Listing Status
TAS: Listed as Endangered (Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 (Tasmania): September 2012 list)
Scientific name Galium antarcticum [68775]
Family Rubiaceae:Rubiales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Hook.f.
Infraspecies author  
Reference Hooker, J.D. (1846), The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. discovery ships Erebus and Terror. I. Flora Antarctica 2(16): 303 [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

In 2013, the Subantarctic Bedstraw was rediscovered on Macquarie Island on the northern shore of Skua Lake (Whinam & Fitzgerald 2013). The species was previously only known from the type locality collected on Macquarie Island in 1983. A total of 35 plants were found over an area of 15 metres in the general vicinity of the original collection (Whinam & Fitgerald 2013).

Minister’s reason for recovery plan decision

There should not be a recovery plan for the subantarctic bedstraw as the approved conservation advice for the species provides sufficient direction to implement priority actions and mitigate against key threats. However, consideration should be given to a multi-species Macquarie Island Recovery Plan. Date of decision – 30/01/2013

Rabbit eradication

The rediscovery of the Subantarctic Bedstraw may be associated with the Rabbit eradication program that has been implemented by the Tasmanian Governement. A number or palatable species have recovered quickly following early stages of the program (Whinam & Fitzgerald 2013).

No threats data available.

Whinam, J. & N. Fitzgerald (2013). Macquarie Island vegetation bounces back from rabbit impacts. Potts, W., ed. Tasmanian Flora Network - latest threatened species listing changes, news and updates. Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.

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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). Galium antarcticum in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:50:37 +1000.