Glycine canescens is endemic to Australia, distributed in the states of New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, and the territories Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory.
Habitat and Ecology
Habitat and Ecology
A twiner that is widespread and common in a variety of habitats, mainly on shrublands and grasslands, on sandy soils, dry watercourses and inland dunes. It is palatable to stock both when green and dry. Systems
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Glycine canescens
The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Glycine canescens
Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Least Concern Red List Criteria Version
Malcolm, P. Reviewer/s
Hilton-Taylor, C. Contributor/s Justification
Glycine canescens is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution through all inland states of Australia across many habitats, also for the fact that it is known to occur in protected areas across its range. There are no known major threats to the species, however, it should be taken into account that this species is palatable to livestock and that many habitats where it occurs were cleared for cultivation and the remaining habitat is highly fragmented. Its seeds have been banked as an ex situ conservation measure.
Total population size is not known but it was recently collected in 2008. Population Trend
There are no major threats known to this species which is adapted to grow in many different habitats. Since it is a good fodder, overgrazing from cattle and sheep could affect population sizes. In western and eastern Australia, much of the original vegetation has been cleared for crop cultivation, and the native habitat is increasingly fragmented.
Across its range, several populations of this species occur within protected areas. Most notably in New South Wales it occurs in Sturt National Park, within the Northern Territory in West MacDonnell and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks, in Queensland in Currawinya National Park, in South Australia in Vulkathunha - Gammon Ranges National Park, in Victoria in Hattah - Kulkyne National Park and in Western Australia in Ngaanyatjarra Lands Indigenous Protected Area. This species is not listed as Threatened in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The seeds of this species have been collected as part of the Millennium Seed Bank project. Seeds are located at: Wakehurst Place, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Scottish Agricultural Science Agency, Scotland (UK).