Threatened plants

This page lists threatened plants in the Northern Territory (NT) by their conservation status. 

Read how wildlife is classified in the NT.

Critically endangered

Plant family Scientific name Recovery plan
Elaeocarpaceae Elaeocarpus miegei (178.5 kb)  Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb) 
Fabaceae Acacia equisetifolia (233.5 kb) 
- was A. sp. Graveside Gorge
 
 Intsia bijuga (268.2 kb)   

Endangered

Plant family Scientific name / common name Recovery plan
Annonaceae Xylopia monosperma (267.1 kb) 
- was X. sp. Melville Island
Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb)
Aracea Typhonium jonesii (194.1 kb)  Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb)
 Typhonium mirabile (201.1 kb) Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb)
 Typhonium taylori (213.2 kb)   
Arecaceae Livistona mariae (327.0 kb) 
Red cabbage palm
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 Ptychosperma macarthurii (262.7 kb) 
Darwin palm
 
Asteraceae Olearia macdonnellensis (204.7 kb)  Go to the Australian Government's Department of the Environment website         
Burmanniaceae Burmannia sp. Bathurst Island (184.9 kb)  Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb)          
Clusiaceae Garcinia warrenii (184.2 kb)  Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb) 
Cyperaceae Baumea arthrophylla (193.7 kb)   
 Bolboschoenus caldwellii (179.8 kb)   
Erythroxylaceae Erythroxylum sp. Cholmondely Creek (281.5 kb)  
Fabaceae Acacia peuce (233.2 kb) 
Waddy-wood

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NT recovery action plan (3.2 mb) 

Hymenophyllaceae Cephalomanes obscurum (257.4 kb)  Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb) 
Lauraceae Cryptocarya hypospodia (187.0 kb)   
Malvaceae Helicteres macrothrix (409.0 kb) 
- was H. sp. Glenluckie Creek
 
 Schoutenia ovata (197.4 kb)   
Myrtaceae Melaleuca fulgens subsp. corrugata (253.1 kb)   
Orchidaceae Habenaria rumphii (180.5 kb)   
Rubiaceae Tarennoidea wallichii (188.8 kb)  Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb) 
Rutaceae Clausena excavata (348.5 kb)
- was C. sp. Tipperary
 

Sapindaceae

Mischocarpus stipitatus (188.0 kb) - was Toechima sp. East Alligator 
Stylidiaceae Stylidium ensatum (251.5 kb)   
Thelypteridaceae Macrothelypteris  torresiana (210.8 kb)   

Vulnerable

+Plant family Scientific name / common name Recovery plan
Annonaceae Mitrella tiwiensis (197.1 kb)  Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb) 
Apiaceae Actinotus schwarzii (209.9 kb) 
Flannel flower
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 Platysace saxatilis (202.2 kb)  
Apocynaceae Hoya australis subsp.oramicola (202.0 kb) Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb) 
Araceae Typhonium praetermissum (387.1 kb)  
 Typhonium sp. Sandover (175.7 kb)   
Asteraceae Minuria tridens (257.0 kb)  Go to the Australian Government's Department of the Environment website
Cleomaceae Cleome insolata (254.0 kb)  
Cucurbitaceae Austrobryonia argillicola (170.7 kb)   
Cycadaceae Cycas armstrongii (237.4 kb)  Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb) 
Cyperaceae Carex fascicularis (203.2 kb)   
 Eleocharis papillosa (231.3 kb)
Dwarf desert spike-rush
 
 Mapania macrocephala (213.1 kb) Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb) 
 Schoenus centralis (184.8 kb)   
Dilleniaceae Hibbertia brennanii (263.0 kb)   
 Hibbertia pancerea (248.0 kb)   
 Hibbertia sp. South Magela (219.4 kb)   
 Hibbertia tricornis (204.5 kb)   
Dryopteridaceae Bolbitis quoyana (201.8 kb)   
Euphorbiaceae Amperia spicata (242.8 kb)
Glory of the Centre
Recovery plan
Fabaceae Acacia latzii (300.9 kb) 
Latz's wattle

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NT recovery action plan (2.8 mb)

 Acacia praetermissa (186.6 kb)   
 Acacia undoolyana (311.9 kb)  Undoolya wattle

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NT recovery action plan (2.8 mb) 

 Jacksonia divisa (232.3 kb)   
Gleicheniaceae Gleichenia sp. Victoria River (254.9 kb)   
 Sticherus flabellatus var compactus (177.7 kb)   
Hernandiaceae Hernandia nymphaeifolia (181.5 kb)   
Lamiaceae Prostanthera schultzii (249.8 kb) 
- was Wrixonia schultzii
 
Lauraceae Endiandra limnophila (215.5 kb)  Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb) 
Lentibulariaceae Utricularia dunstaniae (184.5 kb)   
 Utricularia singeriana (184.4 kb)   
Malvaceae Hibiscus brennanii (205.9 kb)  
 Hibiscus cravenii (194.0 kb)   
Marattiaceae Angiopteris evecta (211.1 kb)  
Melastomataceae Pternandra coerulescens (238.8 kb)   
Myrtaceae Babingtonia behrii (202.6 kb)  
 Lithomyrtus linariifolia (209.4 kb)  
Orchidaceae Calochilus caeruleus (168.3 kb)  Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb) 
 Luisia corrugata (241.0 kb) 
- was L. teretifolia
Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb) 
 Dienia montana (170.1 kb)
- was Malaxis latifolia
 
 Crepidium marsupichila (198.0 kb)
- was Malaxis marsupichila
 
 Thrixspermum congestum (199.4 kb)  Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb) 
 Zeuxine oblonga (189.4 kb)   
Pandanaceae Freycinetia excelsa (209.2 kb) Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb) 
 Freycinetia percostata (196.7 kb)  Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb) 
Poaceae Sporobolus latzii (173.0 kb)   
 Triodia sp. Matt Wilson (184.9 kb)
- was T. fitzgeraldii
 
Pontederiaceae Monochoria hastata (281.4 kb)   
Pteridaceae Adiantum capillus-veneris asset_summary_208409%
Venus-hair fern
 
Ranunculaceae Clematis decipiens (197.6 kb)   
Rutaceae Boronia quadrilata (202.5 kb)   
 Boronia viridiflora (188.1 kb)  
Santalaceae Dendromyza reinwardtiana (247.8 kb)  Draft recovery plan (586.3 kb) 
 Santalum acuminatum (294.6 kb) 

Listed nationally but not under NT legislation

Plant family Scientific name / common name Recovery plan
CyperaceaeEleocharis retroflexa (829.1 kb)
Eleocharis retroflexa (221.4 kb)
 
Eremophila prostrataEremophila prostrata (255.7 kb)
Eremophila prostrata (951.5 kb) 
 
EuphorbiaceaeRicinocarpos gloria-medii (966.2 kb)
Ricinocarpos gloria-medii (367.6 kb)
Glory of the Centre
 
FabaceaeAcacia pickardi (1.2 mb)
Acacia pickardi (259.3 kb)
Birds Nest Wattle
 
GoodeniaceaeGoodenia quadrifida (812.0 kb)
Goodenia quadrifida (204.7 kb)
 
MyoporaceaeEremophila prostrata (944.0 kb)
Eremophila prostrata (260.7 kb)
Rainbow Valley Fuschia Bush
 
SapindaceaeAtalaya brevialata (1.1 mb)
Atalaya brevialata (566.6 kb)
 
ZamiaceaeMacrozamia macdonnellii (1.3 mb)
Macrozamia macdonnellii (287.7 kb)
Macdonnell Ranges cycad
Recovery plan

Last updated: 27 January 2017