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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 as Myrsine richmondensis
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 Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan] as Rapanea sp. Richmond River (J.H.Maiden & J.L.Boorman NSW 26751).
 
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 Rapanea sp. Richmond River (J.H.Maiden & J.L.Boorman NSW 26751).
 
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (119) (01/08/2011) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2011e) [Legislative Instrument] as Myrsine richmondensis.
 
State Listing Status
NSW: Listed as Endangered (Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (New South Wales): December 2013 list) as Myrsine richmondensis
Scientific name Myrsine richmondensis [83888]
Family Primulaceae:Primulales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Jackes
Infraspecies author  
Reference Jackes, B.R. (2005) Revision of Myrsine (Myrsinaceae) in Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 18(5): 409-410, Figs 2i, 45 [tax. nov.]
Other names Rapanea sp. 1 (North Coast) [24224]
Rapanea sp. Richmond River (J.H.Maiden & J.L.Boorman NSW 26751) [64643]
Rapanea sp. (J.H. Maiden & J.L. Boorman NSW 26751; North Coast) [67321]
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 Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan - NSW & Queensland (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2010n) [State Recovery Plan].
Biological Resource Use:Gathering Terrestrial Plants:Illegal collection Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Biological Resource Use:Logging and Wood Harvesting:Habitat loss, modification and degradation due to timber harvesting Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Habitat Shifting and Alteration:Habitat loss, modification and/or degradation Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan - NSW & Queensland (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2010n) [State Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Ecosystem Degradation:Decline in habitat quality Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan - NSW & Queensland (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2010n) [State Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Loss and/or fragmentation of habitat and/or subpopulations Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan - NSW & Queensland (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2010n) [State Recovery Plan].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Human induced disturbance due to unspecified activities Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan - NSW & Queensland (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2010n) [State Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Anredera cordifolia (Madeira Vine, Jalap, Lamb's-tail, Mignonette Vine, Anredera, Gulf Madeiravine, Heartleaf Madeiravine, Potato Vine) Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Ageratina riparia (Mistflower, Mist Flower, Creeping Croftonweed, River Eupatorium, Spreading Mistflower) Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Ageratina adenophora (Crofton Weed, Catweed, Hemp Agrimony, Mexican Devil, Sticky Agrimony, Sticky Eupatorium) Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Tradescantia albiflora (Wandering Jew, Wandering Trad, Trad, Creeping Christian, Wandering Tradescantia, Water Spiderwort, Wandering Willie, Wandering Creeper) Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Lantana camara (Lantana, Common Lantana, Kamara Lantana, Large-leaf Lantana, Pink Flowered Lantana, Red Flowered Lantana, Red-Flowered Sage, White Sage, Wild Sage) Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Ligustrum sinense (Chinese Privet, Narrow-leaved Privet. Small-leaved Privet, Privet, Hedge Privet, Narrow-leaf Privet, Chinese Ligustrum, Ligustrum) Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Passiflora suberosa (Corky Passion Flower, Corky Passionfruit, Small Passion Flower, Small Passionfruit) Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Senna obtusifolia (Java Bean, Sicklepod, Foetid Senna, Sicklepod Senna, Sickle Senna, Chinese Senna, Coffee Weed, Habucha, Arsenic Weed, Foetid Cassia, Wild Senna, Stinking Cassia, Peanut Weed, Low Senna) Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Cinnamomum camphora (Camphor Laurel, Camphor Tree, Gum Camphor, True Camphor, Japanese Camphor, Formosa Camphor, Shiu Leaf) Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Gleditsia triacanthos (Honey Locust, McConnel's Curse, Bean Tree, Sweet Locust, Three-thorned Acacia) Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Presence of pathogens and resulting disease Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan - NSW & Queensland (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2010n) [State Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Slashing and herbicide application for weed control Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low genetic diversity and genetic inbreeding Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development and/or maintenance of roads Recovery Plan for Rapanea species A Richmond River (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004f) [Recovery Plan].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Myrsine richmondensis in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:46:38 +1000.