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Pterostylis lustra

SPECIES MANAGEMENT PROFILE

Pterostylis lustrasmall sickle greenhood

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Liliopsida (monocots), Orchidales, Orchidaceae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: endangered
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Not listed
Endemic
Status:
Found in Tasmania and elsewhere
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Pterostylis lustra (small sickle greenhood) is a terrestrial orchid that in Tasmania is known from just 10 localities on the northwest coast, occurring in near-coastal swamp forest and scrub. While population data is limited it suggests that the total population in Tasmania is small, with fewer than 1,000 mature plants, and likely to occupy less than 5 ha. This makes the species susceptible to inadvertent or chance events. Loss of habitat through historical clearing may explain the apparent fragmented distribution of the species in Tasmania. While a better understanding of the distribution and needs of the species is required to guide management, the most important known need of the species is to prevent destruction and degradation of known and potential habitat.

A complete species management profile is not currently available for this species. Check for further information on this page and any relevant Activity Advice.​​

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.
  

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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. ​​​​​