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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 National Recovery Plan for the Austral Pipewort (Eriocaulon australasicum) (Sutter, G.R., 2010) [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:Eriocaulon australasicum (a herb) - endangered species listing (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 1999a) [Internet].
NSW:Austral Pipewort - profile (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2005df) [Internet].
VIC:Flora and Fauna Guarantee Action Statement 97 Revised 2009-Southern Pipewort Eriocaulon australasicum (Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (Vic. DSE), 2009e) [State Action Plan].
State Listing Status
NSW: Listed as Endangered (Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (New South Wales): December 2013 list)
VIC: Listed as Threatened (Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (Victoria): February 2014 list)
Non-statutory Listing Status
VIC: Listed as Endangered (Advisory List of Rare or Threatened Plants in Victoria: 2005)
Scientific name Eriocaulon australasicum [7649]
Family Eriocaulaceae:Eriocaulales:Liliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author (F.Muell.) Koern.
Infraspecies author  
Reference Koernicke, F.A., (1854) Eriocaulacearum monographiae supplementum. Linnaea 27: 616 [comb. 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

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 National Recovery Plan for the Austral Pipewort (Eriocaulon australasicum) (Sutter, G.R., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Habitat alteration (vegetation, soil, hydrology) due to trampling and grazing by livestock Eriocaulon australasicum in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006jq) [Internet].
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Climate Change and Severe Weather:Climate change altering atmosphere/hydrosphere temperatures, rainfall patterns and/or frequency of severe weather events National Recovery Plan for the Austral Pipewort (Eriocaulon australasicum) (Sutter, G.R., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Eriocaulon australasicum in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006jq) [Internet].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Recreational Activities:Habitat disturbance from recreational vehicle use Eriocaulon australasicum in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006jq) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds National Recovery Plan for the Austral Pipewort (Eriocaulon australasicum) (Sutter, G.R., 2010) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Dams and Water Management/Use:Salinity Eriocaulon australasicum in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006jq) [Internet].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Eriocaulon australasicum in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006jq) [Internet].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Eriocaulon australasicum in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:47:39 +1000.