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Poranthera petalifera


Poranthera petaliferamountain poranthera

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Magnoliopsida (dicots), Malpighiales (Spurge), Phyllanthaceae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: vulnerable
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Vulnerable
Found only in Tasmania
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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
M Potential time to survey
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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  • This spreading, perennial herb with annual stems that die back to a slightly woody base can be identified by its leaves. The male and female flowers are on separate plants. This species flowers from December to February and fruit has been seen in June.
  • Poranthera petalifera is restricted to Mount Anne where it occurs in a high altitude, sub-alpine karst community between 680 and 1060 m above sea level. It occurs in cracks and crevices on exposed dolomite outcrops within low shrubberies in shallow well-drained soils derived from solution pockets in the dolomite, and on the mossy, shaded walls of sinkholes.

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. ​​​​​