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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 Vulnerable as Phlegmariurus tetrastichoides
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice for Huperzia prolifera (Square Tassel-fern) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2013dt) [Conservation Advice].
 
Commonwealth Listing Advice for Huperzia prolifera (square tassel-fern) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2013dw) [Listing Advice].
 
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan not required, included on the Not Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
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 Huperzia prolifera.
 
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (154) (17/06/2013) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2013t) [Legislative Instrument] as Huperzia tetrastichoides.
 
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (156) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2013y) [Legislative Instrument] as Phlegmariurus tetrastichoides.
 
State Listing Status
QLD: Listed as Vulnerable (Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland): July 2012) as Huperzia tetrastichoides
Scientific name Phlegmariurus tetrastichoides [86555]
Family Lycopodiaceae:Lycopodiales:Lycopodopiatae:Lycopodiophyta:Plantae
Species author (A.R.Field & Bostock) A.R.Field & Bostock
Infraspecies author  
Reference Field, A.R. & Bostock, P.D., (2013) New and existing combinations in Palaeotropical Phlegmariurus (Lycopodiaceae) and typification of the type species Phlegmariurus phlegmaria (L.) T.Sen & U.Sen. Phytokeys 20: 48 [comb. nov.]
Other names Lycopodium proliferum [5484]
Huperzia prolifera [56635]
Huperzia tetrastichoides [84861]
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 Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Huperzia prolifera (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008abv) [Conservation Advice].
Biological Resource Use:Gathering Terrestrial Plants:Commercial harvest Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Huperzia prolifera (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008abv) [Conservation Advice].
Biological Resource Use:Logging and Wood Harvesting:Habitat loss, modification and degradation due to timber harvesting Huperzia prolifera in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006lw) [Internet].
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Storms and Flooding:Natural events such as storms and cyclones leading to habitat destruction and flora/fauna mortality Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Huperzia prolifera (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008abv) [Conservation Advice].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Indirect Ecosystem Effects:Restricted geographical distribution (area of occupancy and extent of occurrence) Huperzia prolifera in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006lw) [Internet].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low fecundity, reproductive rate and/or poor recruitment Huperzia prolifera in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006lw) [Internet].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Huperzia prolifera in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006lw) [Internet].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Phlegmariurus tetrastichoides in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:28:32 +1000.