Native Plant Species at Risk from Bitou Bush Invasion

This field guide is a companion document to the New South Wales Bitou Bush Threat Abatement Plan (TAP). While the TAP identified a range of native plant species, plant populations and ecological communities at risk from bitou bush and boneseed invasion in New South Wales, it did not provide sufficient information to identify them in the field.

Date
1 May 2008
Publisher
Department of Environment and Climate Change
Type
Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-74122-446-7
  • ID DECC20070239
  • File PDF 22.8MB
  • Pages 114
  • Name native-plant-species-at-risk-from-bitou-bush-invasion-070239.pdf

The threat posed by the South African native coastal shrub bitou bush (Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. rotundata) to Australian native plant communities has long been acknowledged. In addition, bitou bush has expanded its distribution rapidly in the last few decades; now occupying over 80% of the New South Wales coastline. The culmination of these factors saw bitou bush and the other introduced subspecies boneseed (Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. monilifera) listed collectively as a Key Threatening Process under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSC Act), and later under the Australian Government’s Weeds of National Significance initiative.

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