Grevillea parviflora subsp. parviflora (a shrub) - vulnerable species listing

The Scientific Committee, established by the Threatened Species Conservation Act, has made a Final Determination to list Grevillea parviflora R.Br. subsp. parviflora, a shrub, as a VULNERABLE SPECIES on Schedule 2 of the Threatened Species Conservation Act. Listing of vulnerable species is provided for by Part 2 of the Act.

NSW Scientific Committee - final determination

The Scientific Committee has found that:

1. Grevillea parviflora R.Br. subsp. parviflora is a low open to erect shrub, 0.3-1m tall. Major branches are ascending to erect and leaves are mostly 0.8-1.3 mm wide. A description of the subspecies can be found in the forthcoming Flora of Australia Vol. 17 to be published in 1998. A description of the full species Grevillea parviflora, of which Grevillea parviflora subsp. parviflora is a part, can be found in McGillivray (1993) Grevillea, a taxonomic revision, Melbourne University Press as Grevillea linearifolia 'form d', and in Makinson (1991) Grevillea, In Harden, G.J. Flora of New South Wales, Vol 2, University of N.S.W. Press as Grevillea linearifolia 'Narrower-leaved Sydney form'.

2. It occurs in light clayey soils in woodlands and most plants appear capable of suckering from a rootstock.

3. It is known to occur or have occurred from Prospect to Camden and Appin, with disjunct northern populations near Putty, Cessnock and Cooranbong. No populations are known from a conservation reserve.

4. The species is threatened by clearing, urban development, road maintenance, weeds, and possibly inappropriate fire regimes.

5. In view of 3 and 4 above the Scientific Committee is of the opinion that the species is likely to become endangered unless the circumstances and factors threatening its survival cease to operate.

Proposed Gazettal Date: 12/6/98
Exhibition period: 12/6/98 to 17/7/98