Changes made to wildlife categories on 9 May 2014

The Scientific Technical Committee (STC) has assessed the status of 95 species of plants in accordance with the requirements of the Nature Conservation Act 1992 as well as best practice international species reclassification guidelines. The STC has recommended the reclassification of these species to reflect current scientific knowledge (see table below).

Reclassification of 95 species of plants
TaxonCurrent statusNew statusBasis for decision
Acacia latisepalaNLC1
Acacia orites(Nightcap wattle, mountain wattle)NLC1
Acacia polyadeniaNLC1
Acacia pubicostaNLC1
Acacia tenuinervisNLC1
Acmenosperma pringleiNV1
Acomis acomaNLC1
Acronychia baeuerlenii(Byron Bay acronychia)NLC1
Actephila sessilifoliaNLC1
Albizia retusa subsp. retusaNLC1
Alectryon semicinereusNLC1
Alyxia sharpeiNLC1
Angianthus brachypappus(spreading cupflower)NLC1
Antrophyum subfalcatum(ox tongue fern)NV1
Archidendron hirsutumNLC1
Argophyllum cryptophlebumNV1
Argophyllum nullumense(silver leaf)NLC1
Argophyllum veraeNV1
Aristida burraensis(White Mountains wiregrass)NLC1
Arthragrostis clarksonianaNLC1
Arundinella grevillensisNV1
Arundinella montana(mountain reed grass)NLC1
Blechnum ambiguumNLC1
Bonamia dietrichianaNLC1
Boronia erianthaNLC1
Brachyscome ascenden(Binna Burra daisy)NV1
Brachyscome tesquorumNLC1
Bubbia queenslandiana subsp. australis(Australian peppertree)NN for Bubbia queenslandiana sub sp. queenslandiana V for Bubbia queenslandiana subsp. australis1
Buckinghamia ferruginiflora(spotted oak, Noah's oak)NV1
Bulbophyllum grandimesense(pale rope orchid)NV1
Bulbophyllum windsorense(thread-tipped rope orchid)NV1
Bulbophyllum wolfei(fleshy Snake orchid)NV1
Cadetia collinsiiNV1
Cadetia warianaNV1
Callitris monticola(steelhead cypress pine)NLC1
Carex breviscapaNV4
Carex cruciata var. rafflesianaNLC1
Centotheca philippinensisNLC1
Cladopus queenslandicusNLC1
Cleistanthus discolorNLC1
Cleistanthus myrianthusNLC1
Comesperma praecelsumNV1
Crepidium fimbriatumNV1
Crepidium flavovirensNV1
Cryptocarya claudianaNLC1
Cryptocarya glaucocarpaNV1
Cycas brunneaNV1
Cyperus rupicola(cliff sedge)NV1
Dallwatsonia fellianaNE4
Dendrobium malbrowniiNV1
Dendromyza reinwardtianaNV1
Desmodium macrocarpumNLC1
Eleocharis blakeanaNLC1
Elaeocarpus thelmaeNV1
Endiandra anthropophagorumNV1
Euodia hylandiiNV1
Fimbristylis micansNV1
Fimbristylis vagansNE4
Firmiana papuana(lacewood)NV1
Flindersia oppositifolia(mountain silkwood)NV1
Genoplesium alticolaNV1
Genoplesium pedersoniiNV1
Genoplesium validumNV1
Glochidion pruinosumNE4
Gonocarpus effusesNV1
Goodyera grandis(giant jewel orchid)NE4
Grammitis albosetosaNV1
Grammitis leonardiiNV1
Hakea macrorrhyncha(tall needle bush)NV1
Hardenbergia sp.
(Mt Mulligan J.R.Clarkson 5775)
NV1
Elacholoma horniiNLC1
Elaeocarpus stellarisNLC1
Endiandra dichrophylla(coach walnut)NLC1
Endiandra sideroxylonNLC1
Endressia wardelliiNLC1
Eremochloa ciliarisNLC1
Euonymus globularisNLC1
Fimbristylis odontocarpaNLC1
Gahnia insignisNLC1
Garcinia brassiiNLC1
Garnotia stricta var. longisetaNLC1
Grewia graniticolaNLC1
Haplostichanthus ramiflorusNLC1
Haplostichanthus submontanusNLC for Haplostichanthus submontanus subsp. sessiliflorus N for Haplostichanthus submontanus subsp. submontanus1
Harpullia ramifloraNLC1
Helicia lamingtonianaNLC1
Heterachne baileyiNLC1
Hollandaea sayeriana(Sayers silky oak)NLC1
Homoranthus decasetusNLC1
Huperzia phlegmaria(coarse or common tassel fern)NLC1
Hypserpa smilacifoliaNLC1
Prostanthera albohirtaEIWE1
Rutidosis lanataEV1
Zornia pedunculataNLC2
Legend and aids to interpretation
ReferenceAid to interpretation
extinct in the wildSee decision criteria
endangeredSee decision criteria
vulnerableSee decision criteria
rareThis category will be phased out over time - find more information.
near threatenedSee decision criteria
least concernSee decision criteria
Basis for decision 1Better knowledge of population size and/or extent and/or threats - The category is proposed because recent surveys, scientific studies or specimen collections have established a more accurate description of the distribution, population size and structure or threats to the taxon.
Basis for decision 2Taxonomic change - This category results from name changes; for example, two formerly separate species are now recognised as one species; a restricted species or subspecies is now recognised as part of widely occurring species; or the species is newly described in the taxonomic literature.
Basis for decision 3Equivalence with EPBC - The proposed category is equivalent to the category applied under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999. The equivalent listing of the species can assist in its management for conservation.
Basis for decision 4Evidence of real decline in populations and/or distributions - The proposed category is recommended because recent surveys or scientific studies have established a recent decline (that is, a decline that has occurred in the last 10 years or last three generations) in the population size and structure and / or distribution of the taxon.
Basis for decision 5Rediscovered in the wild - A new category is recommended for a taxon because the taxon was thought to be extinct in the wild but recent studies, observations or collections have established that it is persisting in the wild.