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Senecio tasmanicus

SPECIES MANAGEMENT PROFILE

Senecio tasmanicustasmanian fireweed

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Magnoliopsida (dicots), Asterales, Asteraceae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: listing as extinct pending (unofficial)
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Not listed
Endemic
Status:
Endemic, considered extinct in Tasmania
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​​Senecio tasmanicus (Tasmanian fireweed) is a perennial herb known only from Tasmania where it is now presumed extinct. The species was collected from the northern Midlands and an unspecified location in the 1800s. The presumed habitat was lowland plains near swamps. Historical land clearing may explain the presumed extinct status of the species in Tasmania. Re-discovering the species remains a possibility.

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.
  

Surveying

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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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The only dated collection of this perennial herb was dated 4 November 1844.
The species is considered most likely to grow in lowland plains near swamps.

Helping the species


Cutting or clearing trees or vegetation

Burning

Agriculture

Construction

Subdivision

Earthworks

Changing water flow / quality


Use of chemicals

Recreation

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 Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmania. Accessed on .

Contact details: Threatened Species Section, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, 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. ​​​​​