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Threatened species

Small Purple-pea - South Eastern Highlands: Distribution and vegetation associations

Scientific name: Swainsona recta
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Endangered
Last updated: 22 Aug 2018

Distribution of the species within this region

The Small Purple-pea is known or predicted to occur in the following sub-regions of the South Eastern Highlands Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Capertee Uplands Predicted None
Monaro Known None
Murrumbateman Known None
Orange Known None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Small Purple-pea - South Eastern Highlands is known to be associated with the following vegetation formations and classes. Click on a name to get background information about it.

  • Grassy woodlands
    • Floodplain Transition Woodlands
      • Western Grey Box tall grassy woodland on alluvial loam and clay soils in the NSW South Western Slopes and Riverina Bioregions
    • Southern Tableland Grassy Woodlands
      • Apple Box - Yellow Box dry grassy woodland of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Candlebark - Blakely's Red Gum - Long-leaved Box grassy woodland in the Rye Park to Yass region of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion and South Eastern Highland Bioregion
      • Yellow Box - Blakely's Red Gum grassy woodland on the tablelands, South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Yellow Box grassy tall woodland on valley flats in the upper slopes of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion and South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Yellow Box grassy woodland of the northern Monaro and Upper Shoalhaven area, South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
    • Western Slopes Grassy Woodlands
      • Blakely's Red Gum - White Box - Yellow Box - Black Cypress Pine box grass/shrub woodland on clay loam soils on undulating hills of central NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Blakely's Red Gum - White Cypress Pine woodland on footslopes of hills in central part of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Blakely's Red Gum - Yellow Box grassy tall woodland of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Derived speargrass - wallaby grass - wire grass mixed forb grassland mainly in the Coonabarabran - Pilliga - Coolah region
      • Fuzzy Box Woodland on alluvial brown loam soils mainly in the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Fuzzy Box woodland on colluvium and alluvial flats in the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion (including Pilliga) and Nandewar Bioregion
      • Herbaceous White Box - Apple Box valley woodland of the NSW central western slopes
      • Red Box - White Box +/- Red Stringybark hill woodland in the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Red Stringybark - Blakely's Red Gum - tea tree herbaceous swampy valley open forest of the southern NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • White Box - Blakely's Red Gum - Long-leaved Box - Nortons Box - Red Stringybark grass-shrub woodland on shallow soils on hills in the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • White Box - White Cypress Pine - Western Grey Box shrub/grass/forb woodland in the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • White Box grass shrub hill woodland on clay to loam soils on volcanic and sedimentary hills in the southern Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • White Box grassy woodland in the upper slopes sub-region of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • White Box grassy woodland of the Nandewar Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Yellow Box - Blakely's Red Gum grassy woodland of the Nandewar Bioregion
      • Yellow Box grassy tall woodland on alluvium or parna loams and clays on flats in NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
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