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Brachyscome rigidula


Brachyscome rigidulacutleaf daisy

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Magnoliopsida (dicots), Asterales, Asteraceae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: vulnerable
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Not listed
Found in Tasmania and elsewhere
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Brachyscome rigidula (cutleaf daisy) is a perennial daisy that in Tasmania extends from the Derwent to Fingal valleys. While known from about 30 subpopulations, about half have not been recorded this century. The species generally occurs in very small localised subpopulations, having only an estimated few thousand plants and occupying less than 5 ha in total. This places the species at risk from local extinctions from chance events, the risk exacerbated as recruitment may be limited. Recruitment is reliant on bare ground gaps that in many instances require disturbance for their creation. Plants, particularly seedlings, are highly palatable and there is a possibility that very small populations do not produce enough viable seed to prevent decline. Threats to the species include clearance, modification and fragmentation of its habitat, heavy stock browsing and woody weed invasion. Appropriate stock and weed management regimes would benefit many of the recorded subpopulations.

A complete species management profile is not currently available for this species. Check for further information on this page and any relevant Activity Advice.​

Key Points

  • Important: Is this species in your area? Do you need a permit? Ensure you’ve covered all the issues by checking the Planning Ahead page.
  • Important: Different threatened species may have different requirements. For any activity you are considering, read the Activity Advice pages for background information and important advice about managing around the needs of multiple threatened species.


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To ensure you follow the law - check whether your survey requires a permit. Always report any new records to the Natural Values Atlas, or send the information direct to the Threatened Species Section. Refer to the Activity Advice: Surveying page for background information.

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  • Flowering of this perennial herb occurs from August to May. Most herbarium specimens have been collected in November. The presence of flowers will aid detection and enable confirmation of the identity of the species.
  • In Tasmania, Brachyscome rigidula is found in dry rocky hills and flats, pastures, grassland and grassy woodland in the Midlands, East Coast and in parts of the eastern Central Highlands of Tasmania.

Helping the species

Cutting or clearing trees or vegetation






Changing water flow / quality

Use of chemicals


Further information

​Check also for listing statement or notesheet pdf above (below the species image)​.

​​Cite as: Threatened Species Section (). (): Species Management Profile for Tasmania's Threatened Species Link. ​ ​Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania. Accessed on .

Contact details: Threatened Species Section, Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania​, GPO Box 44, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 7001. Phone (1300 368 550).

Permit: A permit is required under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 to 'take' (which includes kill, injure, catch, damage, destroy and collect), keep, trade in or process any specimen or products of a listed species. Additional permits may also be required under other Acts or regulations to take, disturb or interfere with any form of wildlife or its products, (e.g. dens, nests, bones). This may also depend on the tenure of the land and other agreements relating to its management. ​​​​​