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 Not listed under EPBC Act
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Listing Advice on Leucopogon cuspidatus (a shrub) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2013bf) [Listing Advice].
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan not required, species delisted from the EPBC Act (15/05/2013).
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].
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (122) (30/04/2013) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2013q) [Legislative Instrument].
Scientific name Leucopogon cuspidatus [9739]
Family Epacridaceae:Ericales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author R.Br.
Infraspecies author  
Reference Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae (27 Mar. 1810) 545.
Distribution map Species Distribution Map not available for this taxon.
Illustrations Google Images

Leucopogon cuspidatus was removed from the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 list of threatened species on 15 May 2013.

No threats data available.

Batianoff, G.N. & S. Singh (2001). Central Queensland serpentine landforms, plant ecology and endemism. South African Journal of Science. 97:495-500.

Batianoff, G.N., H.A. Dillewaard & A.J. Franks (1997). Mackay/ Whitsunday Coast Vegetation and Floristics, Part One: Description, Inventory and Conservation. Qld Herbarium, Dept of Environment, Indooroopilly.

Batianoff, G.N., V.J. Neldner & S. Singh (2000). Vascular Plant Census and floristic analysis of serpentine landscapes in central Queensland. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland. 109:1-30.

Bean, A.R. (1994b). An analysis of the vascular flora of Mt Abbot near Bowen, Queensland. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland. 104:43-66.

Elliot, W.R. & D.L. Jones (1993). Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants suitable for cultivation. Thomas C. Lothian Pty. Ltd. Melbourne, Victoria.

Jackes, B.R. (1987). Plants of Magnetic Island.

Threatened Species Scientific Committee (2008rm). NON-CURRENT Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Leucopogon cuspidatus. [Online]. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Available from:

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Leucopogon cuspidatus in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:54:47 +1000.