Triplarina nowraensis (a shrub) - endangered species listing

NSW Scientific Committee - final determination

The Scientific Committee established by the Threatened Species Conservation Act, has made a Final Determination to list Triplarina nowraensis A. R. Bean., a myrtaceous shrub, as an ENDANGERED SPECIES on Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Threatened Species Conservation Act.

Triplarina nowraensis was listed as an ENDANGERED SPECIES on Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Threatened Species Conservation Act as a Provisional Listing on an Emergency Basis.

1. The Scientific Committee has found that:

The species Triplarina nowraensis was described by A. R. Bean 1995 (Reinstatement and revision of Triplarina Raf. (Myrtaceae) Austrobaileya 4(3) 353-367).

2. It is allied to Triplarina imbricata (formerly known as Baeckea camphorata R Br. ex Sims).

3. It is a shrub with grey scaly to subfibrous bark, with narrowly obovate leaves with oil glands in parallel lines. Flowers are similar to but larger than those in Triplarina imbricata.

4. It is known from only five small populations in the Nowra area. None is known from a conservation reserve.

5. Populations are threatened by urban development, sedimentation and roadwidening.

6. In view of 4 and 5 above the Scientific Committee is of the opinion that the species is likely to become extinct in nature in NSW unless the circumstances and factors threatening it survival cease to operate.

Dr Chris Dickman

Chairperson

Scientific Committee

A Determination to provisionally list this species

as an endangered species was gazetted on: 30/8/96

Final Determination gazetted: 6/6/97


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