Nature conservation

Threatened species

Clover Glycine (Glycine latrobeana)



Saving our Species strategy

This species has been assigned to the Partnership (range-restricted) management stream under the Saving our Species (SoS) program.

Justification for allocation to this management stream

Less than 10% of the species occurs in NSW

Conservation status

Strategic importance

There is only one known population of Glycine latrobeana in a small area in NSW with approximately 500-1000 plants. The species is critically endangered in NSW and is listed as threatened in other Australian states where it occurs. The species typically inhabits lowland areas, but in NSW it inhabits sub-alpine grasslands at higher elevation. As the population occurs in unique habitat and is most likely isolated from other states, it is possible the population is genetically distinct. Historical records of the species outside Kosciusko National Park have not been resighted in targeted surveys, so are likely incorrect identifications. The species is rare and difficult to identify as it does not flower often and loses its leaves in summer; however, identifying additional populations during suitable conditions would help secure the species in NSW.

Conservation status in other Australian jurisdictions

Australian state/territoryConservation status
TasmaniaVulnerable
South AustraliaVulnerable

Management objectives

This SoS strategy aims to secure critical populations of this species in NSW in the long-term and maintain its conservation status under the BC Act.

Species sightings and management sites across NSW

How will this species be managed?

Key management sites for this threatened species are being identified by the NSW Government and other program partners, where feasible, cost-effective and beneficial management actions can be undertaken. Currently, 1 management site has been identified for this threatened species.

Management sites

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Site nameSite typeStatusLocal government area (LGA)
Kelly’s Plain, Kosciusko National Park Priority management siteProposed Snowy Monaro Regional 

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