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Austrostipa scabra

SPECIES MANAGEMENT PROFILE

Austrostipa scabrarough speargrass

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Liliopsida (monocots), Cyperales, Poaceae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: rare, delisting under consideration
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Not listed
Endemic
Status:
Found in Tasmania and elsewhere
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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.

Austrostipa scabra
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rough speargrass S S O O N N D D J J F F M M A A M M J J J J A A
  • This grass flowers in spring. Most herbarium specimens have been collected from November to early December with the recommended timing for surveys extending for another month or two, though observations have been made at other times of the year, presumably identified from remnant flower spikes. Mature inflorescences are required for identification. Two subspecies are recognised.
  • In Tasmania the species occurs in dry, open habitats. It been recorded from grassy remnants, roadside banks and coastal vegetation.

Helping the species


Cutting or clearing trees or vegetation

Burning

Agriculture

Construction

Subdivision

Earthworks

Changing water flow / quality


Use of chemicals

Recreation

Further information

​Check also for listing statement or notesheet pdf above (below the species image)​.

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 (1300 368 550).

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. ​​​​​