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Pimelea sp. Tunbridge


Pimelea sp. Tunbridgegrassland riceflower

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Magnoliopsida (dicots), Myrtales, Thymelaeaceae
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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Pimelea sp. Tunbridge (grassland riceflower) is a small shrub. In Tasmania the species is limited to the Northern Midlands where it grows in native grasslands and grassy woodlands on fertile substrates. Only three sites have been recorded in Tasmania, with fewer than 600 mature plants occupying about 0.2 ha in total, putting the species at high risk of local extinctions due to the small size of sites. Two of the sites have suffered recent declines due to habitat destruction. The species is at risk from land clearance, stock grazing, weed invasion, inappropriate roadside maintenance and a lack of disturbance. Known occurrences would benefit from weed control and the management of biomass levels.

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.


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. ​​​​​