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Species profile—Coopernookia scabridiuscula (coopernookia)


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Plantae (plants)
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Scientific name
Coopernookia scabridiuscula Carolin
Common name
WildNet taxon ID
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Conservation significant
Pest status
Short Notes
BRI 218131, 248260, status annotated by author
Coopernookia scabridiuscula is a weak, branching shrub to 1 m tall. When young the stems are glandular hairy. The leaves are 4 to 8 cm long by 5 to 10 mm wide, oval to rectangular in outline and broadest in the middle. The leaf margins are toothed and slightly curved downwards, particularly towards the base. The apex is acute to gradually tapering. The leaf narrows gradually at the base to a short, indistinct stalk. The flowers are in leafy inflorescences at the ends of the branches, on stalks 10 to 15 mm long. The corolla is bilaterally symmetrical, tubular, split almost to the base, up to 16 mm long and pink-purple with lobes that are unequal and winged. The outside of the corolla has a dense layer of short, weak, stellate, glandular hairs. There are 5 stamens which are free, with linear filaments which are 3 to 4 mm long. The fruit capsules are 6 to 7 mm long (Carolin, 1980; Ross, 1986)
Coopernookia scabridiuscula is distinguished from C. barbata by having broader and altogether larger leaves (C. barbata leaves are 1 to 3 cm long and 1 to 2 mm wide) and shorter bracteoles. C. scabridiuscula is similar to C. chisholmii, but the latter species does not have stellate hairs on the leaves (Carolin, 1980; Ross, 1986).
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Coopernookia scabridiuscula is restricted to Queensland and is recorded from three areas: 50 km SW of Mundubbera in Koko State Forest; within and around Mount Walsh National Park, 10 km south-west of Biggenden, and; within and around Mount Barney National Park, near Beaudesert (Queensland Herbarium, 2012).
Coopernookia scabridiuscula is reserved in Mount Walsh National Park and Mount Barney National Park. This species occurs within the Burnett Mary and South East Queensland Natural Resource Management Regions. (DSEWPC, 2012; Queensland Herbarium, 2012).
Distributional limits
-25.5919444, 150.8509011
-28.3090556, 152.7324669
Range derivation
Range derived from extent of the taxon's verified records
Coopernookia scabridiuscula has been recorded from east to south-east facing cliffs and slopes in eucalypt forest and woodland at 700 to 900 m asl. Associated vegetation and species include: woodland of Eucalyptus cloeziana, Corymbia citriodora, C. trachyphloia on the lower slope of hill, growing on pink gravelly soil; gravelly ridge in tall woodland of Corymbia citriodora, Eucalyptus cloeziana, Acacia complanata, Logania albiflora on pink sandy soil; low shrubby woodland with Eucalyptus montivaga, E. dura, Corymbia gummifera, C. trachyphloia on ridge of fine-grained granite (Queensland Herbarium, 2012).
Flowering of Coopernookia scabridiuscula generally occurs in summer, and has been recorded in the September, November and January (Queensland Herbarium, 2012).
Threatening processes
Research is needed to identify the actual and potential threats to Coopernookia scabridiuscula. Research priorities include: more precisely assess population size, distribution, ecological requirements and the relative impacts of threatening processes; undertake survey work in suitable habitat and potential habitats to locate any additional populations and review the listing status of this species if necessary; identify the threatening processes affecting or potentially impacting on C. scabridiuscula; design and implement a monitoring program or, if appropriate, support and enhance existing programs, and; undertake seed germination and/or vegetative propagation trials to determine the requirements for successful establishment (DSEWPC, 2012).
Status notes
Coopernookia scabridiuscula is listed as Vulnerable under the Environment and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and Vulnerable under the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992.
Management documents
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPC) (2012). Coopernookia scabridiuscula in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:35:54 +1100.
Management recommendations
Regional and local priority actions to support the recovery of Coopernookia scabridiuscula are outlined by DSEWPC (2012). A summary of these include: avoid habitat loss, disturbance and modification (e.g. monitor known populations to identify key threats, minimise adverse impacts from land use at known sites; identify populations of high conservation priority); increase conservation information (raise awareness of Coopernookia scabridiuscula in the local community); and enable recovery of additional sites and/or populations (e.g. undertake appropriate seed collection and storage, investigate options for linking, enhancing or establishing additional populations).
Occurs in the following Queensland pastoral districts: Moreton, Wide Bay.
Carolin, R.C. (1980). New species and new combinations in Goodeniaceae and Campanulaceae. Telopea 2 (1): 74.
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPC) (2012). Coopernookia scabridiuscula in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Canberra. Accessed 16/03/2012.
Queensland Herbarium (2011). Specimen label information. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 16/03/2012.
Ross, E.M. in Stanley, T.D. and Ross, E.M. (1986). Flora of South-eastern Queensland 2: 492.
Profile author
Lynise Wearne (06/03/2012)

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8 March 2022