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 Critically Endangered
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Listing Advice on Brachychiton sp. Ormeau (L.H.Bird 435851) (Ormeau bottle tree) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2013ac) [Listing Advice].
Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Brachychiton sp. Ormeau (L.H.Bird 435851) (Ormeau bottle tree) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2013ad) [Conservation 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. The largest viable population (131 plants) is protected inside Gold Coast City Environmental Park (Wongawallan Conservation Area). Only two other subpopulations, consisting of 15 and nine plants, respectively, are currently reproducing; all other subpopulations consist of scattered, non-reproducing trees. Threat aversion and mitigation for the two most important subpopulations outside the Wongawallan Conservation Area will therefore require engagement with only one major stakeholder (i.e. the proprietor of the proposed quarries at both major sites outside the conservation reserve) (05/03/2013).
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 (136) (05/03/2013) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2013g) [Legislative Instrument].
State Listing Status
QLD: Listed as Endangered (Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland): May 2014 list)
Scientific name Brachychiton sp. Ormeau (L.H.Bird AQ435851) [84105]
Family Sterculiaceae:Malvales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Qld Herbarium
Infraspecies author  
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

No threats data available.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Brachychiton sp. Ormeau (L.H.Bird AQ435851) in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:25:45 +1000.