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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 Lachnagrostis limitanea
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, this species had a recovery plan in force at the time the legislation provided for the Minister to decide whether or not to have a recovery plan (19/2/2007).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans Recovery Plan for Lachnagrostis limitanea (Spalding Blown Grass) (Robertson, M.A. & A. Clarke, 2012) [Recovery Plan] as Lachnagrostis limitanea.
 
Other EPBC Act Plans Threat Abatement Plan for competition and land degradation by unmanaged goats (Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), 2008ada) [Threat Abatement 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] as Agrostis limitanea.
 
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 Lachnagrostis limitanea.
 
State Listing Status
SA: Listed as Endangered (National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (South Australia): June 2011 list) as Lachnagrostis limitanea
Scientific name Lachnagrostis limitanea [78119]
Family Poaceae:Cyperales:Liliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author (J.M.Black) S.W.L.Jacobs
Infraspecies author  
Reference Jacobs, S.W.L., (2001) The genus Lachnagrostis (Gramineae) in Australia. Telopea 9(3): 446 [tax. nov.]
Other names Agrostis limitanea [9578]
Agrostis limiteana [64419]
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:Agriculture and Aquaculture:Land clearing, habitat fragmentation and/or habitat degradation Recovery plan for Agrostis limitanea. (Spalding blown grass) - 2000-2004 Page(s) 18. (Robertson, M. & Y. Steed, 2000) [Recovery Plan].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Recovery plan for Agrostis limitanea. (Spalding blown grass) - 2000-2004 Page(s) 18. (Robertson, M. & Y. Steed, 2000) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Recovery plan for Agrostis limitanea. (Spalding blown grass) - 2000-2004 Page(s) 18. (Robertson, M. & Y. Steed, 2000) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Phalaris aquatica (Phalaris) Recovery plan for Agrostis limitanea. (Spalding blown grass) - 2000-2004 Page(s) 18. (Robertson, M. & Y. Steed, 2000) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Oxalis pes-caprae (Soursob, Bermuda Buttercup, Buttercup Oxalis, Cape Cowslip, Geelsuring, Oxalis, Sorrel, Sourgrass, Yellow-Flowered Oxalis, Yellow Sorrel) Recovery plan for Agrostis limitanea. (Spalding blown grass) - 2000-2004 Page(s) 18. (Robertson, M. & Y. Steed, 2000) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Avena fatua (Wild Oats) Recovery plan for Agrostis limitanea. (Spalding blown grass) - 2000-2004 Page(s) 18. (Robertson, M. & Y. Steed, 2000) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Recovery plan for Agrostis limitanea. (Spalding blown grass) - 2000-2004 Page(s) 18. (Robertson, M. & Y. Steed, 2000) [Recovery Plan].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Recovery plan for Agrostis limitanea. (Spalding blown grass) - 2000-2004 Page(s) 18. (Robertson, M. & Y. Steed, 2000) [Recovery Plan].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development and/or maintenance of roads Recovery plan for Agrostis limitanea. (Spalding blown grass) - 2000-2004 Page(s) 18. (Robertson, M. & Y. Steed, 2000) [Recovery Plan].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Transportation and Service Corridors:Road and rail maintenance works Recovery plan for Agrostis limitanea. (Spalding blown grass) - 2000-2004 Page(s) 18. (Robertson, M. & Y. Steed, 2000) [Recovery Plan].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Lachnagrostis limitanea in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:34:43 +1000.