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Amphibromus fluitans

SPECIES MANAGEMENT PROFILE

Amphibromus fluitansfloating swampgrass

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Liliopsida (monocots), Cyperales, Poaceae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: Not listed
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Vulnerable
Endemic
Status:
Possibly introduced - restricted, or status in Tasmania uncertain
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Key Points

  • Important: Is this species in your area? Do you need a permit? Ensure you’ve covered all the issues by checking the Planning Ahead page.
  • Important: Different threatened species may have different requirements. For any activity you are considering, read the Activity Advice pages for background information and important advice about managing around the needs of multiple threatened species.
  

Surveying

Key Survey reliability more info
M Best time to survey
M Potential time to survey
M Poor time to survey
M Non-survey period

To ensure you follow the law - check whether your survey requires a permit. Always report any new records to the Natural Values Atlas, or send the information direct to the Threatened Species Section. Refer to the Activity Advice: Surveying page for background information.

Amphibromus fluitans
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floating swampgrass
S S O O N N D D J J F F M M A A M M J J J J A A

  • On the mainland, this grass flowers and fruits mainly between November and March. Mature inflorescences are required for identification. The 2 Tasmanian records are from January and February. The species may have been introduced to Tasmania.
  • This species grows mostly in permanent swamps but inhabits both natural and man-made water-bodies, including swamps, lagoons, billabongs and dams, and in roadside ditches. The species needs wetlands which are at least moderately fertile and which have some bare ground, conditions which are produced by seasonally-fluctuating water levels.

Helping the species


Cutting or clearing trees or vegetation

Burning

Agriculture

Construction

Subdivision

Earthworks

Changing water flow / quality


Use of chemicals

Recreation

Further information

Cite as: Threatened Species Section (). (): Species Management Profile for Tasmania's Threatened Species Link. . Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmania. Accessed on .

Contact details: Threatened Species Section, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, GPO Box 44, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 7001. Phone (03) 6233 6556; fax (03) 6233 3477.

Permit: A permit is required under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 to 'take' (which includes kill, injure, catch, damage, destroy and collect), keep, trade in or process any specimen or products of a listed species. Additional permits may also be required under other Acts or regulations to take, disturb or interfere with any form of wildlife or its products, (e.g. dens, nests, bones). This may also depend on the tenure of the land and other agreements relating to its management. ​​​​​