Boronia hippopala (velvet boronia) is an aromatic woody shrub that occurs in wet heath/scrub and on their forest margins. It has a restricted distribution with a linear range of about 62 km and is known only from 8 subpopulations in 5 locations in north eastern Tasmania. The total number of mature individuals is estimated at fewer than 15,000. The species is at risk from inappropriate fire regimes and impacts of climate change that may reduce the potential for recruitment from the soil seed store. Predation of seed by insects is an issue for the species and may increase with outbreaks associated with changed
environmental conditions. Planning considerations will alleviate potential
indirect impacts from adjacent forestry activities and thespecies will also benefit from proposed forest reserves.