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 Vulnerable as Poranthera petalifera
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 Flora Recovery Plan: Alpine Karst Flora: Oreoporanthera petalifera and Sagina diemensis 2006–2010 (Threatened Species Section (TSS), 2006d) [Recovery Plan] as Oreoporanthera petalifera.
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 Oreoporanthera petalifera.
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (138) (17/09/2012) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2012e) [Legislative Instrument] as Poranthera petalifera.
State Government
    Documents and Websites
TAS:Threatened Species Notesheet - Oreoporanthera petalifera (Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (Tas. DPIPWE), 2008g) [Information Sheet].
TAS:Poranthera petalifera (Mountain Poranthera): Species Management Profile for Tasmania's Threatened Species Link (Threatened Species Section (TSS), 2014gw) [State Action Plan].
State Listing Status
TAS: Listed as Vulnerable (Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 (Tasmania): September 2012 list) as Poranthera petalifera
Scientific name Poranthera petalifera [85335]
Family Euphorbiaceae:Euphorbiales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author (Orchard & J.B.Davies) Halford & R.J.F.Hend.
Infraspecies author  
Reference Halford, D.A. & Henderson, R.J.F. (2005) Studies in Euphorbiaceae, s. lat. 6. A revision of the genus Poranthera Rudge (Antidesmeae, Porantherinae) in Australia. Austrobaileya 7(1): 22-23, Map 13 [comb. nov.]
Other names Oreoporanthera petalifera [8198]
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
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 Oreoporanthera petalifera in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006sa) [Internet].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Oreoporanthera petalifera in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006sa) [Internet].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Oreoporanthera petalifera in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006sa) [Internet].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Poranthera petalifera in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:25:47 +1000.