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 Endangered as Phlegmariurus dalhousieanus
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice for Huperzia dalhousieana (Blue Tassel-fern) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2013dp) [Conservation 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 dalhousieana.
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 dalhousieanus.
State Listing Status
QLD: Listed as Endangered (Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland): May 2014 list) as Phlegmariurus dalhousieanus
Scientific name Phlegmariurus dalhousieanus [86550]
Family Lycopodiaceae:Lycopodiales:Lycopodopiatae:Lycopodiophyta:Plantae
Species author (Spring) 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: 38 [comb. nov.]
Other names Lycopodium dalhousianum [7778]
Huperzia dalhousiana [24162]
Lycopodium dalhousieanum [26900]
Lycopodium clarae [38685]
Huperzia dalhousieana [56630]
Huperzia dalhousieanum [64919]
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 Personal Communication (Bostock, P.D., 2001) [Personal Communication].
Huperzia dalhousieana in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006lt) [Internet].
Biological Resource Use:Gathering Terrestrial Plants:Commercial harvest Huperzia dalhousieana in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006lt) [Internet].
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Habitat Shifting and Alteration:Habitat loss, modification and/or degradation Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Huperzia dalhousieana (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008abq) [Conservation Advice].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Huperzia dalhousieana in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006lt) [Internet].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Phlegmariurus dalhousieanus in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:52:57 +1000.