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Gompholobium ecostatum


Gompholobium ecostatumdwarf wedgepea

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Magnoliopsida (dicots), Fabales, Fabaceae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: endangered
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Not listed
Found in Tasmania and elsewhere
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Gompholobium ecostatum (dwarf wedgepea) is a low spreading shrub that occurs in heathland and heathy eucalypt woodland on sandy and gravelly soils. In Tasmania, it occurs at several locations in central Flinders Island, where it has a highly restricted distribution occurring within a linear range of less than 20 km and likely to occupy less than 10 ha, and the total number of mature individuals is estimated at fewer than 5000, putting the species at risk from localised, inadvertent or chance events. Threats include land clearance, disease, inappropriate fire regimes, stock, mechanical disturbance and changing climatic conditions.

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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M Best time to survey
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M Poor time to survey
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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 plants are required to confirm the identity and aid detection of this small, erect or horizontally spreading shrub. Flowering occurs from November to January. Most herbarium specimens from Tasmania have been collected in November and December.
  • The Tasmanian distribution is restricted to roadsides and heaths of the sandy plains on Flinders Island in the Bass Strait.

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. ​​​​​