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Flora Wetland Indicator Species List

The Flora Wetland Indicator Species List (WISL) has been compiled to support the determination of whether a site is a wetland. The Wetland Indicator Species (WIS) in WISL have adapted to living in wetlands and are dependent on them.

The presence of a WIS at a site does not, in itself, confirm the site to be a wetland, but is one line of evidence towards determining the wetland status of a site.

WetlandSummary and WetlandMaps provide species lists and profiles for defined areas.

Wetland vegetation Photo by Nick Cuff

Quick facts

Wetland plants
grow around and in wet areas (fresh or saline).
Aquatic plants
are plants that have adapted to living in aquatic environments (saltwater or freshwater). They are also referred to as hydrophytes or aquatic macrophytes.
Flora Wetland Indicator Species List
(this list is indicative and may not be all inclusive of all WIS in this section)
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Class Family Scientific name Common name NCA EPBC End.
Lygodiaceae Lygodium microphyllum snake fern C U
club mosses Lycopodiaceae Lycopodiella cernua C U
club mosses Lycopodiaceae Lycopodiella lateralis slender clubmoss C U
club mosses Lycopodiaceae Lycopodiella limosa NT U
club mosses Lycopodiaceae Lycopodiella serpentina bog clubmoss C U
ferns Azollaceae Azolla filiculoides red azolla QAI
ferns Blechnaceae Blechnum indicum swamp water fern C U
ferns Gleicheniaceae Dicranopteris linearis var. linearis C U
ferns Gleicheniaceae Gleichenia mendellii C U
ferns Marsileaceae Marsilea costulifera narrow-leaved nardoo C U
ferns Marsileaceae Marsilea crenata C U
ferns Marsileaceae Marsilea drummondii common nardoo C U
ferns Marsileaceae Marsilea exarata sway-back nardoo C U
ferns Marsileaceae Marsilea hirsuta hairy nardoo C U
ferns Marsileaceae Marsilea mutica shiny nardoo C U
ferns Pteridaceae Acrostichum speciosum mangrove fern C U
ferns Pteridaceae Ceratopteris thalictroides C U
ferns Salviniaceae Azolla pinnata ferny azolla C U
ferns Salviniaceae Salvinia molesta salvinia IU
ferns Thelypteridaceae Cyclosorus interruptus C U
ferns Thelypteridaceae Thelypteris confluens V U
higher dicots Acanthaceae Acanthus ebracteatus subsp. ebarbatus C QA
higher dicots Acanthaceae Acanthus ilicifolius C U
higher dicots Acanthaceae Avicennia marina C U
higher dicots Acanthaceae Avicennia marina subsp. australasica C U
higher dicots Acanthaceae Avicennia marina subsp. eucalyptifolia C U
higher dicots Acanthaceae Hygrophila angustifolia C U
higher dicots Acanthaceae Hygrophila costata IU
higher dicots Acanthaceae Hygrophila polysperma IU
higher dicots Acanthaceae Hygrophila triflora IU
higher dicots Aizoaceae Gunniopsis sp. (Edgbaston R.J.Fensham 5094) E U
higher dicots Aizoaceae Sesuvium portulacastrum sea purslane C U
higher dicots Amaranthaceae Alternanthera philoxeroides alligator weed IU
higher dicots Apiaceae Berula erecta water parsnip IU
higher dicots Apiaceae Eryngium fontanum E E U
higher dicots Apiaceae Lilaeopsis brisbanica E U
higher dicots Araliaceae Hydrocotyle verticillata shield pennywort C U
higher dicots Asteraceae Cotula coronopifolia water buttons IU
higher dicots Asteraceae Eclipta prostrata white eclipta IU
higher dicots Asteraceae Enydra fluctuans IU
higher dicots Asteraceae Olearia hygrophila swamp daisy E E U
higher dicots Bignoniaceae Dolichandrone spathacea NT U
higher dicots Bombacaceae Camptostemon schultzii C U
higher dicots Brassicaceae Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum watercress IU
higher dicots Caesalpiniaceae Cynometra iripa C U
higher dicots Caesalpiniaceae Cynometra sp. (Paira Homestead Rd G.Sankowsky+ 1223) U
higher dicots Campanulaceae Isotoma fluviatilis C U
higher dicots Campanulaceae Isotoma fluviatilis subsp. borealis C U
higher dicots Campanulaceae Isotoma luticola C U
higher dicots Campanulaceae Isotoma sp. (Myross R.J.Fensham 3883) V U
higher dicots Casuarinaceae Casuarina cunninghamiana C U
higher dicots Casuarinaceae Casuarina cunninghamiana subsp. cunninghamiana C U
higher dicots Casuarinaceae Casuarina cunninghamiana subsp. miodon C U
higher dicots Casuarinaceae Casuarina glauca swamp she-oak C U
higher dicots Chenopodiaceae Chenopodium auricomum C U
higher dicots Chenopodiaceae Sarcocornia quinqueflora QAI
higher dicots Chenopodiaceae Suaeda arbusculoides C U
higher dicots Chenopodiaceae Suaeda australis C U
higher dicots Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia indica C U
higher dicots Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia indica subsp. indica C U
higher dicots Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia indica subsp. julacea C U
higher dicots Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia indica subsp. leiostachya C U
higher dicots Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia pergranulata C U
higher dicots Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia pergranulata subsp. divaricata C U
higher dicots Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia pergranulata subsp. elongata C U
higher dicots Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia pergranulata subsp. pergranulata C QA
higher dicots Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia pergranulata subsp. queenslandica C U
higher dicots Combretaceae Lumnitzera littorea C U
higher dicots Combretaceae Lumnitzera racemosa C U
higher dicots Droseraceae Aldrovanda vesiculosa waterwheel plant C U
higher dicots Droseraceae Drosera adelae NT U
higher dicots Droseraceae Drosera auriculata C U
higher dicots Droseraceae Drosera banksii C U
higher dicots Droseraceae Drosera binata forked sundew C U
higher dicots Droseraceae Drosera burmanni C U
higher dicots Droseraceae Drosera glanduligera C U
higher dicots Droseraceae Drosera hookeri C U
higher dicots Droseraceae Drosera indica U
higher dicots Droseraceae Drosera lanata C U
higher dicots Droseraceae Drosera lunata C U
higher dicots Droseraceae Drosera peltata pale sundew C U
higher dicots Droseraceae Drosera petiolaris C U
higher dicots Droseraceae Drosera prolifera trailing sundew V V U
higher dicots Droseraceae Drosera pygmaea C U
higher dicots Droseraceae Drosera schizandra notched sundew V V U
higher dicots Droseraceae Drosera spatulata C U
higher dicots Droseraceae Drosera spatulata var. gympiensis C U
higher dicots Droseraceae Drosera spatulata var. spatulata C U
higher dicots Ebenaceae Diospyros littorea C U
higher dicots Elatinaceae Bergia ammannioides C U
higher dicots Elatinaceae Bergia pedicellaris C U
higher dicots Elatinaceae Bergia perennis C QA
higher dicots Elatinaceae Elatine gratioloides waterwort C U
higher dicots Elatinaceae Elatine macrocalyx C QA
higher dicots Ericaceae Sprengelia sprengelioides sprengelia C U
higher dicots Euphorbiaceae Calycopeplus casuarinoides C U
higher dicots Euphorbiaceae Excoecaria agallocha milky mangrove C U
higher dicots Euphorbiaceae Excoecaria ovalis C U
higher dicots Euphorbiaceae Excoecaria parvifolia C U
higher dicots Haloragaceae Myriophyllum aquaticum Brazilian water milfoil IU
higher dicots Haloragaceae Myriophyllum artesium E U
higher dicots Haloragaceae Myriophyllum crispatum C U
higher dicots Haloragaceae Myriophyllum dicoccum C U
higher dicots Haloragaceae Myriophyllum filiforme C U
higher dicots Haloragaceae Myriophyllum gracile C U
higher dicots Haloragaceae Myriophyllum gracile var. gracile C U
higher dicots Haloragaceae Myriophyllum gracile var. laeve C Q
higher dicots Haloragaceae Myriophyllum gracile var. lineare C U
higher dicots Haloragaceae Myriophyllum implicatum C U
higher dicots Haloragaceae Myriophyllum jacobsii C U
higher dicots Haloragaceae Myriophyllum latifolium C QA
higher dicots Haloragaceae Myriophyllum muricatum C U
higher dicots Haloragaceae Myriophyllum papillosum common water-milfoil C QA
higher dicots Haloragaceae Myriophyllum simulans C U
higher dicots Haloragaceae Myriophyllum striatum C U
higher dicots Haloragaceae Myriophyllum variifolium C U
higher dicots Haloragaceae Myriophyllum verrucosum water milfoil C U
higher dicots Lecythidaceae Barringtonia acutangula C QAI
higher dicots Lecythidaceae Barringtonia racemosa C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia albiflora C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia aurea golden bladderwort C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia australis yellow bladderwort C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia bifida C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia biloba moth bladderwort C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia blackmanii C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia caerulea blue bladderwort C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia chrysantha C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia circumvoluta C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia corneliana C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia dichotoma fairy aprons C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia foveolata C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia gibba floating bladderwort C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia lasiocaulis C QA
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia lateriflora small bladderwort C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia limosa C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia minutissima C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia muelleri C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia quinquedentata C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia simmonsii C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia stellaris C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia subulata C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia terrae-reginae C U
higher dicots Lentibulariaceae Utricularia uliginosa asian bladderwort C U
higher dicots Lythraceae Lythrum paradoxum C U
higher dicots Lythraceae Lythrum salicaria purple loosestrife C U
higher dicots Lythraceae Pemphis acidula C U
higher dicots Lythraceae Rotala diandra C U
higher dicots Lythraceae Rotala mexicana C U
higher dicots Lythraceae Rotala occultiflora C U
higher dicots Lythraceae Rotala rotundifolia IU
higher dicots Lythraceae Rotala tripartita C U
higher dicots Lythraceae Sonneratia alba C U
higher dicots Lythraceae Sonneratia alba x S.xgulngai C Q
higher dicots Lythraceae Sonneratia caseolaris C U
higher dicots Lythraceae Sonneratia lanceolata C U
higher dicots Lythraceae Sonneratia sp. (McIvor River N.C.Duke AIM1248) C Q
higher dicots Lythraceae Sonneratia x gulngai C Q
higher dicots Melastomataceae Melastoma malabathricum subsp. malabathricum C U
higher dicots Meliaceae Xylocarpus granatum cedar mangrove C U
higher dicots Meliaceae Xylocarpus moluccensis C U
higher dicots Meliaceae Xylocarpus rumphii C Q
higher dicots Mimosaceae Acacia baueri subsp. baueri tiny wattle V U
higher dicots Mimosaceae Acacia stenophylla belalie C U
higher dicots Mimosaceae Mimosa pigra giant sensitive tree XI
higher dicots Myrsinaceae Aegiceras corniculatum river mangrove C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Baeckea frutescens C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Eucalyptus camaldulensis C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. acuta C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. arida C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. camaldulensis C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. obtusa C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. simulata C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Eucalyptus conglomerata swamp stringybark E E U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Eucalyptus robusta swamp mahogany C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Leptospermum liversidgei C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Leptospermum semibaccatum wallum tea-tree C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Lophostemon suaveolens swamp box C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Melaleuca argentea silver tea-tree C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Melaleuca bracteata C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Melaleuca cajuputi C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Melaleuca cheelii NT U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Melaleuca clarksonii C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Melaleuca dealbata swamp tea-tree C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Melaleuca fluviatilis C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Melaleuca leucadendra broad-leaved tea-tree C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Melaleuca linariifolia snow-in summer C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Melaleuca pachyphylla C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Melaleuca quinquenervia swamp paperbark C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Melaleuca thymifolia thyme honeymyrtle C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Melaleuca trichostachya C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Melaleuca viminalis C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Osbornia octodonta myrtle mangrove C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Tristaniopsis exiliflora kanuka box C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Tristaniopsis laurina C U
higher dicots Myrtaceae Waterhousea floribunda weeping lilly pilly C U
higher dicots Onagraceae Ludwigia adscendens C U
higher dicots Onagraceae Ludwigia hyssopifolia IU
higher dicots Onagraceae Ludwigia longifolia IU
higher dicots Onagraceae Ludwigia octovalvis willow primrose C U
higher dicots Onagraceae Ludwigia peploides subsp. montevidensis C U
higher dicots Onagraceae Ludwigia perennis C U
higher dicots Onagraceae Ludwigia repens IU
higher dicots Plantaginaceae Bacopa caroliniana IU
higher dicots Plantaginaceae Bacopa floribunda C U
higher dicots Plantaginaceae Bacopa lanigera IU
higher dicots Plantaginaceae Bacopa monnieri C U
higher dicots Plantaginaceae Callitriche muelleri C U
higher dicots Plantaginaceae Callitriche sonderi C U
higher dicots Plantaginaceae Callitriche stagnalis IU
higher dicots Plantaginaceae Limnophila aromatica C U
higher dicots Plantaginaceae Limnophila brownii C U
higher dicots Plantaginaceae Limnophila fragrans C U
higher dicots Plumbaginaceae Aegialitis annulata club mangrove C U
higher dicots Podostemaceae Cladopus queenslandicus C QI
higher dicots Polygonaceae Duma florulenta C U
higher dicots Polygonaceae Persicaria attenuata C U
higher dicots Polygonaceae Persicaria attenuata subsp. (Lakefield A.Kanis 1954) C Q
higher dicots Polygonaceae Persicaria barbata C U
higher dicots Polygonaceae Persicaria capitata IU
higher dicots Polygonaceae Persicaria decipiens slender knotweed C U
higher dicots Polygonaceae Persicaria dichotoma C U
higher dicots Polygonaceae Persicaria elatior V V U
higher dicots Polygonaceae Persicaria glabra II
higher dicots Polygonaceae Persicaria hydropiper water pepper C U
higher dicots Polygonaceae Persicaria lapathifolia pale knotweed C U
higher dicots Polygonaceae Persicaria orientalis princes feathers C U
higher dicots Polygonaceae Persicaria praetermissa C U
higher dicots Polygonaceae Persicaria prostrata creeping knotweed C U
higher dicots Polygonaceae Persicaria strigosa C U
higher dicots Polygonaceae Persicaria subsessilis hairy knotweed C U
higher dicots Proteaceae Banksia robur broad-leaved banksia C U
higher dicots Rhizophoraceae Bruguiera cylindrica C U
higher dicots Rhizophoraceae Bruguiera exaristata C U
higher dicots Rhizophoraceae Bruguiera gymnorhiza large-fruited orange mangrove C U
higher dicots Rhizophoraceae Bruguiera parviflora C U
higher dicots Rhizophoraceae Bruguiera sexangula C U
higher dicots Rhizophoraceae Ceriops pseudodecandra C U
higher dicots Rhizophoraceae Ceriops tagal yellow mangrove C U
higher dicots Rhizophoraceae Rhizophora apiculata C U
higher dicots Rhizophoraceae Rhizophora lamarckii C U
higher dicots Rhizophoraceae Rhizophora mucronata C U
higher dicots Rhizophoraceae Rhizophora stylosa spotted mangrove C U
higher dicots Rubiaceae Nauclea orientalis Leichhardt tree C U
higher dicots Rutaceae Boronia falcifolia wallum boronia C U
higher dicots Rutaceae Boronia keysii Key's boronia V V U
higher dicots Rutaceae Boronia parviflora swamp boronia C U
higher dicots Rutaceae Boronia rivularis Wide Bay boronia NT U
higher dicots Rutaceae Boronia safrolifera safrole boronia C U
higher dicots Salicaceae Salix babylonica weeping willow IU
higher dicots Samolaceae Samolus repens creeping brookweed C U
higher dicots Samolaceae Samolus valerandi brookweed C U
higher dicots Scrophulariaceae Eremophila bignoniiflora eurah C U
higher dicots Sphenocleaceae Sphenoclea zeylanica C U
higher dicots Sterculiaceae Heritiera littoralis C U
higher dicots Stylidiaceae Stylidium centrolepoides C U
higher dicots Stylidiaceae Stylidium debile frail trigger plant C U
higher dicots Stylidiaceae Stylidium elachophyllum E U
higher dicots Stylidiaceae Stylidium schizanthum C U
higher dicots Stylidiaceae Stylidium tenerum C U
higher dicots Stylidiaceae Stylidium velleioides C U
liverworts Ricciaceae Riccia multifida C U
liverworts Ricciaceae Riccia sorocarpa C U
liverworts Ricciaceae Ricciocarpos natans C U
lower dicots Apocynaceae Gymnanthera oblonga C U
lower dicots Cabombaceae Brasenia schreberi C U
lower dicots Cabombaceae Cabomba caroliniana var. caroliniana cabomba IU
lower dicots Ceratophyllaceae Ceratophyllum demersum hornwort C U
lower dicots Ceratophyllaceae Ceratophyllum muricatum subsp. muricatum C QI
lower dicots Convolvulaceae Ipomoea aquatica C U
lower dicots Lamiaceae Lycopus australis water horehound C U
lower dicots Menyanthaceae Liparophyllum exaltatum C U
lower dicots Menyanthaceae Nymphoides aurantiaca C U
lower dicots Menyanthaceae Nymphoides crenata wavy marshwort C U
lower dicots Menyanthaceae Nymphoides elliptica C U
lower dicots Menyanthaceae Nymphoides exiliflora C U
lower dicots Menyanthaceae Nymphoides geminata C U
lower dicots Menyanthaceae Nymphoides indica water snowflake C U
lower dicots Menyanthaceae Nymphoides minima C U
lower dicots Menyanthaceae Nymphoides parvifolia C U
lower dicots Menyanthaceae Nymphoides quadriloba C U
lower dicots Menyanthaceae Nymphoides simulans C U
lower dicots Menyanthaceae Nymphoides sp. (Hann River J.R.Clarkson 3109) C QA
lower dicots Menyanthaceae Nymphoides spinulosperma C U
lower dicots Menyanthaceae Nymphoides triangularis C U
lower dicots Menyanthaceae Ornduffia reniformis C U
lower dicots Menyanthaceae Ornduffia sp. (Laura C.Dalliston CC18) C U
lower dicots Nelumbonaceae Nelumbo nucifera pink waterlily C U
lower dicots Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea alexii C U
lower dicots Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea atrans C U
lower dicots Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea caerulea IU
lower dicots Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea carpentariae C U
lower dicots Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea elleniae C U
lower dicots Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea georginae C U
lower dicots Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea gigantea C U
lower dicots Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea immutabilis C U
lower dicots Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea jacobsii subsp. jacobsii C U
lower dicots Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea jacobsii subsp. toomba C U
lower dicots Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea macrosperma C U
lower dicots Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea mexicana IU
lower dicots Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea noelae C U
lower dicots Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea nouchali C U
lower dicots Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea pubescens C U
lower dicots Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea vaporalis C Q
lower dicots Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea violacea C U
lower dicots Phrymaceae Glossostigma cleistanthum C U
lower dicots Phrymaceae Glossostigma diandrum C U
lower dicots Phrymaceae Peplidium foecundum C U
lower dicots Phrymaceae Peplidium maritimum C U
lower dicots Phrymaceae Peplidium sp. (Edgbaston R.J.Fensham 3341) C U
lower dicots Ranunculaceae Ranunculus inundatus river buttercup C U
monocots Alismataceae Astonia australiensis E U
monocots Alismataceae Caldesia acanthocarpa C U
monocots Alismataceae Caldesia oligococca C U
monocots Alismataceae Caldesia reniformis C U
monocots Alismataceae Damasonium minus starfruit C U
monocots Alismataceae Echinodorus cordifolius subsp. cordifolius IU
monocots Alismataceae Sagittaria platyphylla sagittaria IU
monocots Amaryllidaceae Crinum flaccidum Murray lily C U
monocots Amaryllidaceae Crinum pedunculatum river lily C U
monocots Amaryllidaceae Crinum uniflorum C U
monocots Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton bullosus E E U
monocots Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton cuneatus C U
monocots Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton elongatus NT U
monocots Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton elongatus subsp. elongatus NT U
monocots Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton elongatus subsp. fluitans V U
monocots Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton lancesmithii E U
monocots Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton prolifer E E Q
monocots Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton queenslandicus C U
monocots Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton vanbruggenii C U
monocots Araceae Lemna aequinoctialis common duckweed C U
monocots Araceae Lemna trisulca C QAI
monocots Araceae Pistia stratiotes water lettuce IU
monocots Araceae Spirodela oligorrhiza C U
monocots Araceae Spirodela polyrhiza large duckweed C QAI
monocots Araceae Wolffia angusta tiny duckweed C U
monocots Arecaceae Nypa fruticans C U
monocots Blandfordiaceae Blandfordia grandiflora christmas bells E U
monocots Centrolepidaceae Centrolepis fascicularis C QAI
monocots Colchicaceae Burchardia umbellata C U
monocots Cymodoceaceae Cymodocea rotundata C U
monocots Cymodoceaceae Cymodocea serrulata C U
monocots Cymodoceaceae Halodule pinifolia C U
monocots Cymodoceaceae Halodule tridentata C Q
monocots Cymodoceaceae Halodule uninervis C U
monocots Cymodoceaceae Syringodium isoetifolium C U
monocots Cymodoceaceae Thalassodendron ciliatum C U
monocots Cyperaceae Actinoscirpus grossus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Baumea acuta pale twigrush C QA
monocots Cyperaceae Baumea arthrophylla C U
monocots Cyperaceae Baumea articulata jointed twigrush C U
monocots Cyperaceae Baumea gunnii slender twigrush C QAI
monocots Cyperaceae Baumea juncea bare twigrush C U
monocots Cyperaceae Baumea muelleri C U
monocots Cyperaceae Baumea nuda C QA
monocots Cyperaceae Baumea planifolia C U
monocots Cyperaceae Baumea rubiginosa soft twigrush C U
monocots Cyperaceae Baumea teretifolia C U
monocots Cyperaceae Bolboschoenus caldwellii C U
monocots Cyperaceae Bolboschoenus fluviatilis C U
monocots Cyperaceae Carex fascicularis tassel sedge C QAI
monocots Cyperaceae Carex gaudichaudiana C U
monocots Cyperaceae Carex lobolepis C QA
monocots Cyperaceae Chorizandra cymbaria C U
monocots Cyperaceae Chorizandra sphaerocephala C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cladium procerum leafy twigrush C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus alopecuroides C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus alterniflorus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus angustatus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus aquatilis C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus betchei C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus betchei subsp. betchei C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus cephalotes E E U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus compactus C QAI
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus cristulatus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus dactylotes C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus decompositus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus difformis rice sedge C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus digitatus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus distans C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus enervis C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus eragrostis IU
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus esculentus yellow nutgrass IU
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus exaltatus tall flatsedge C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus flaccidus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus fucosus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus gunnii subsp. gunnii C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus gunnii subsp. novae-hollandiae C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus gymnocaulos spiny flatsedge C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus haspan C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus haspan subsp. haspan C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus haspan subsp. juncoides C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus holoschoenus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus involucratus IU
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus laevigatus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus lucidus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus macrostachyos C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus melanospermus IU
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus nutans var. eleusinoides flatsedge C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus odoratus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus ohwii C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus oxycarpus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus papyrus papyrus II
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus pilosus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus platystylis C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus polystachyos C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus polystachyos var. laxiflorus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus polystachyos var. polystachyos C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus procerus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus prolifer dwarf papyrus IU
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus pygmaeus dwarf sedge C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus sanguinolentus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus scariosus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus serotinus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus sp. (Coleman River J.R.Clarkson 3455) C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus sp. (Katherine Gorge NP C.Dunlop 4505) C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus squarrosus bearded flatsedge C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus unioloides C U
monocots Cyperaceae Cyperus vaginatus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis acuta C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis acutangula C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis acutangula subsp. acutangula C QI
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis atricha tuber spikerush C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis atropurpurea C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis blakeana C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis brassii C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis cylindrostachys C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis dietrichiana C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis difformis E U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis dulcis C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis equisetina C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis geniculata C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis gracilis slender spikerush C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis jacobsiana C Q
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis macbarronii C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis minuta IU
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis nuda C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis ochrostachys C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis pallens pale spikerush C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis philippinensis C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis plana ribbed spikerush C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis pusilla small spikerush C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis retroflexa V V U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis rivalis C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis sanguinolenta C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis setifolia subsp. setifolia C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis sphacelata tall spikerush C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis spiralis C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis sundaica C U
monocots Cyperaceae Eleocharis tetraquetra C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis adjuncta E E U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis blakei C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis clavata C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis complanata C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis dipsacea C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis distincta V QA
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis dolera C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis ferruginea C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis insignis C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis littoralis C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis micans V U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis microcarya C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis nuda C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis nutans C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis pauciflora C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis phaeoleuca C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis polytrichoides C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis quinquangularis C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis rara C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis schoenoides C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis sieberiana C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis sp. (Elizabeth Springs R.J.Fensham 3743) V U
monocots Cyperaceae Fimbristylis vagans E U
monocots Cyperaceae Fuirena incrassata C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fuirena nudiflora C U
monocots Cyperaceae Fuirena umbellata C U
monocots Cyperaceae Gahnia clarkei tall sawsedge C U
monocots Cyperaceae Gahnia sieberiana sword grass C U
monocots Cyperaceae Isolepis fluitans floating club rush C QAI
monocots Cyperaceae Isolepis hookeriana C U
monocots Cyperaceae Isolepis inundata swamp club rush C U
monocots Cyperaceae Lepidosperma longitudinale pithy swordsedge C U
monocots Cyperaceae Lepironia articulata C U
monocots Cyperaceae Lipocarpha chinensis C U
monocots Cyperaceae Lipocarpha microcephala C U
monocots Cyperaceae Mapania macrocephala C U
monocots Cyperaceae Rhynchospora brownii beak rush C U
monocots Cyperaceae Rhynchospora corymbosa C U
monocots Cyperaceae Rhynchospora heterochaeta C U
monocots Cyperaceae Rhynchospora rubra C U
monocots Cyperaceae Schoenoplectus mucronatus U
monocots Cyperaceae Schoenoplectus subulatus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani C U
monocots Cyperaceae Schoenus brevifolius C U
monocots Cyperaceae Schoenus centralis C U
monocots Cyperaceae Schoenus falcatus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Schoenus latelaminatus medusa bogrush C QA
monocots Cyperaceae Schoenus lepidosperma C U
monocots Cyperaceae Schoenus lepidosperma subsp. pachylepis C QA
monocots Cyperaceae Schoenus nitens shiny bogrush C U
monocots Cyperaceae Schoenus paludosus C U
monocots Cyperaceae Schoenus scabripes C U
monocots Cyperaceae Scirpodendron ghaeri C QI
monocots Cyperaceae Scirpus polystachyus C QA
monocots Cyperaceae Scleria caricina C U
monocots Cyperaceae Scleria carphiformis C U
monocots Cyperaceae Scleria corymbosa C QI
monocots Cyperaceae Scleria laxa C U
monocots Cyperaceae Scleria pygmaea C U
monocots Cyperaceae Scleria scrobiculata C U
monocots Cyperaceae Scleria sp. (Maggieville R.C.Carolin 8758) C U
monocots Cyperaceae Scleria sumatrensis C U
monocots Cyperaceae Thoracostachyum sumatranum C U
monocots Cyperaceae Tricostularia undulata C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon aloefolium E U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon athertonense C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon australe C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon bifistulosum C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon carpentariae C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon carsonii E E QA
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon carsonii subsp. carsonii E E U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon carsonii subsp. euloense E U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon carsonii subsp. orientale E E U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon cinereum C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon clarksonii C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon concretum C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon depressum C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon fistulosum C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon giganticum E U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon nanum C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon nematophyllum C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon odontospermum C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon pallidum U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon pusillum C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon pygmaeum C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon scariosum C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon setaceum C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon spectabile C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon tortuosum C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon truncatum C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon willdenovianum C U
monocots Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon zollingerianum C U
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Blyxa aubertii C U
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Blyxa echinosperma C QA
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Blyxa octandra C U
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Egeria densa dense waterweed IU
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Enhalus acoroides C QAI
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Halophila capricorni C Q
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Halophila decipiens C Q
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Halophila minor C U
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Halophila ovalis C U
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Halophila spinulosa C U
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Halophila tricostata C U
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Hydrilla verticillata hydrilla C U
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Hydrocharis dubia frogbit IU
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Limnobium laevigatum IU
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Ottelia alismoides C U
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Ottelia ovalifolia swamp lily C U
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Ottelia ovalifolia subsp. chrysobasis C Q
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Thalassia hemprichii C U
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Vallisneria annua C U
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Vallisneria australis C U
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Vallisneria caulescens C U
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Vallisneria erecta C U
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Vallisneria nana C U
monocots Hydrocharitaceae Vallisneria rubra C QA
monocots Juncaceae Juncus aridicola tussock rush C U
monocots Juncaceae Juncus articulatus jointed rush IU
monocots Juncaceae Juncus bufonius toad rush IU
monocots Juncaceae Juncus continuus C U
monocots Juncaceae Juncus holoschoenus C U
monocots Juncaceae Juncus kraussii sea rush C U
monocots Juncaceae Juncus kraussii subsp. australiensis C U
monocots Juncaceae Juncus mollis C U
monocots Juncaceae Juncus planifolius C U
monocots Juncaceae Juncus prismatocarpus branching rush C U
monocots Juncaceae Juncus subglaucus C U
monocots Juncaceae Juncus usitatus C U
monocots Juncaginaceae Cycnogeton dubius C U
monocots Juncaginaceae Cycnogeton microtuberosus C U
monocots Juncaginaceae Cycnogeton multifructus C U
monocots Juncaginaceae Cycnogeton procerus C U
monocots Juncaginaceae Cycnogeton rheophilus C U
monocots Juncaginaceae Triglochin calcitrapa U
monocots Juncaginaceae Triglochin hexagona C U
monocots Juncaginaceae Triglochin isingiana C U
monocots Juncaginaceae Triglochin nana C U
monocots Juncaginaceae Triglochin striata streaked arrowgrass C U
monocots Laxmanniaceae Lomandra hystrix C U
monocots Laxmanniaceae Sowerbaea juncea vanilla plant C U
monocots Limnocharitaceae Butomopsis latifolia C U
monocots Limnocharitaceae Hydrocleys nymphoides IU
monocots Limnocharitaceae Limnocharis flava yellow burrhead IU
monocots Maundiaceae Maundia triglochinoides V U
monocots Najadaceae Najas browniana C Q
monocots Najadaceae Najas halophila C U
monocots Najadaceae Najas malesiana C U
monocots Najadaceae Najas marina C U
monocots Najadaceae Najas tenuifolia water nymph C U
monocots Orchidaceae Phaius australis E E U
monocots Orchidaceae Phaius bernaysii yellow swamp orchid E E U
monocots Orchidaceae Phaius pictus V V U
monocots Philydraceae Helmholtzia acorifolia C U
monocots Philydraceae Helmholtzia glaberrima C U
monocots Philydraceae Philydrum lanuginosum frogsmouth C U
monocots Poaceae Alopecurus geniculatus marsh foxtail IU
monocots Poaceae Arundo donax IU
monocots Poaceae Brachyachne tenella C U
monocots Poaceae Chloris sp. (Edgbaston R.J.Fensham 5694) E U
monocots Poaceae Diplachne fusca C U
monocots Poaceae Diplachne fusca var. fusca C U
monocots Poaceae Diplachne fusca var. muelleri C U
monocots Poaceae Diplachne fusca var. uninervia IU
monocots Poaceae Echinochloa colona awnless barnyard grass IU
monocots Poaceae Echinochloa crus-galli barnyard grass IU
monocots Poaceae Echinochloa telmatophila swamp barnyard grass C U
monocots Poaceae Echinochloa turneriana channel millet C U
monocots Poaceae Elytrophorus spicatus C U
monocots Poaceae Eragrostis australasica C U
monocots Poaceae Eragrostis fenshamii E U
monocots Poaceae Germainia capitata V V U
monocots Poaceae Hemarthria uncinata C U
monocots Poaceae Hemarthria uncinata var. spathacea C U
monocots Poaceae Hemarthria uncinata var. uncinata C U
monocots Poaceae Hymenachne acutigluma C U
monocots Poaceae Hymenachne amplexicaulis cv. Olive IU
monocots Poaceae Hymenachne x calamitosa C U
monocots Poaceae Isachne globosa swamp millet C U
monocots Poaceae Isachne sharpii C U
monocots Poaceae Ischaemum australe var. australe C U
monocots Poaceae Ischaemum fragile C U
monocots Poaceae Leersia hexandra swamp rice grass C U
monocots Poaceae Leptochloa digitata C U
monocots Poaceae Oryza australiensis C U
monocots Poaceae Oryza meridionalis C U
monocots Poaceae Oryza officinalis C U
monocots Poaceae Oryza rufipogon C U
monocots Poaceae Oryza sativa IU
monocots Poaceae Panicum larcomianum C U
monocots Poaceae Panicum obseptum white water panic C U
monocots Poaceae Panicum paludosum swamp panic C U
monocots Poaceae Panicum trachyrhachis C U
monocots Poaceae Paspalum distichum water couch C U
monocots Poaceae Paspalum vaginatum saltwater couch C U
monocots Poaceae Phragmites australis common reed C U
monocots Poaceae Phragmites karka C U
monocots Poaceae Polypogon monspeliensis annual beardgrass IU
monocots Poaceae Pseudoraphis paradoxa slender mudgrass C U
monocots Poaceae Pseudoraphis spinescens spiny mudgrass C U
monocots Poaceae Sacciolepis indica Indian cupscale grass C U
monocots Poaceae Sacciolepis myosuroides C U
monocots Poaceae Sporobolus virginicus sand couch C U
monocots Poaceae Stenotaphrum secundatum buffalo grass IU
monocots Poaceae Urochloa mutica IU
monocots Poaceae Walwhalleya subxerophila C U
monocots Pontederiaceae Eichhornia crassipes water hyacinth IU
monocots Pontederiaceae Heteranthera reniformis IU
monocots Pontederiaceae Monochoria australasica C U
monocots Pontederiaceae Monochoria cyanea C U
monocots Pontederiaceae Monochoria vaginalis C U
monocots Pontederiaceae Pontederia cordata IU
monocots Potamogetonaceae Lepilaena australis C QA
monocots Potamogetonaceae Lepilaena bilocularis C Q
monocots Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton crispus curly pondweed C U
monocots Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton ochreatus blunt pondweed C U
monocots Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton octandrus C U
monocots Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton perfoliatus perfoliate pondweed C U
monocots Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton sulcatus C U
monocots Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton tepperi C U
monocots Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton tricarinatus floating pondweed C U
monocots Potamogetonaceae Stuckenia pectinata C U
monocots Restionaceae Baloskion fimbriatum C QA
monocots Restionaceae Baloskion pallens C U
monocots Restionaceae Baloskion stenocoleum C U
monocots Restionaceae Baloskion tenuiculme C U
monocots Restionaceae Baloskion tetraphyllum subsp. meiostachyum C U
monocots Restionaceae Dapsilanthus elatior C U
monocots Restionaceae Dapsilanthus ramosus C U
monocots Restionaceae Dapsilanthus spathaceus C U
monocots Restionaceae Empodisma minus spreading rope rush C U
monocots Restionaceae Eurychorda complanata C U
monocots Restionaceae Hypolaena fastigiata tassel rope rush C U
monocots Restionaceae Leptocarpus tenax C U
monocots Restionaceae Lepyrodia imitans C U
monocots Restionaceae Lepyrodia leptocaulis C QA
monocots Restionaceae Lepyrodia scariosa C U
monocots Restionaceae Sporadanthus caudatus C U
monocots Restionaceae Sporadanthus interruptus C U
monocots Ruppiaceae Ruppia maritima sea tassel C U
monocots Typhaceae Sparganium erectum subsp. stoloniferum erect bur-reed IU
monocots Typhaceae Sparganium subglobosum floating bur-reed C U
monocots Typhaceae Typha domingensis C U
monocots Typhaceae Typha orientalis broad-leaved cumbungi C U
monocots Xanthorrhoeaceae Xanthorrhoea fulva swamp grasstree C U
monocots Xyridaceae Xyris cheumatophila C U
monocots Xyridaceae Xyris complanata yellow-eye C U
monocots Xyridaceae Xyris indica C U
monocots Xyridaceae Xyris juncea dwarf yellow-eye C U
monocots Xyridaceae Xyris oligantha C U
monocots Xyridaceae Xyris pauciflora C U
monocots Zosteraceae Zostera capricorni eelgrass C U
quillworts Isoetaceae Isoetes drummondii C U
quillworts Isoetaceae Isoetes muelleri quillwort C U
spike mosses Selaginellaceae Selaginella andrewsii C V U
spike mosses Selaginellaceae Selaginella uliginosa swamp selaginella C U

Legend

NCA - Status under the Nature Conservation Act 1992
PE : Extinct in the wild
E : Endangered
V : Vulnerable
NT : Near threatened
C : Least concern
SL : Special least concern
P : Prohibited
EPBC - Status under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
EX : Extinct
XW : Extinct in the wild
CE : Critically endangered
E : Endangered
V : Vulnerable
CD : Conservation dependent
End. - Endemicity
Q : Queensland endemic - naturally occurs in Queensland
QA : Intranational - naturally occurs in Queensland and interstate
QAI : Not endemic to Australia - naturally occurs in Queensland, interstate and overseas
QI : Regional endemic - naturally occurs in Queensland and overseas
VA : Vagrant (Intranational) - normally occurs interstate
VI : Vagrant (International) - normally occurs overseas
VU : Vagrant (Unknown)
IA : Introduced (Intranational) - naturalised from interstate
II : Introduced (International) - naturalised from overseas
IU : Introduced - unknown origin
U : Unknown endemicity - native

 


Last updated: 22 March 2013

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