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Spyridium lawrencei


Spyridium lawrenceismall-leaf dustymiller

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Magnoliopsida (dicots), Rhamnales, Rhamnaceae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: vulnerable
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Endangered
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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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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  • Surveys for this woody shrub can be conducted anytime of the year as identifiable features are present at all times. Bud burst begins in late November, with the majority of plants flowering in February. Flowering continues in some plants until April, whereas the floral leaves remain on plants for most of the year. The species is most abundant on sites subject to regular though not too frequent disturbance.
  • Spyridium lawrencei is restricted to Tasmania where it occurs on the Central East Coast and the Eastern Midlands, with its main subpopulations centred on the Swan, Apsley and St Pauls rivers, with an outlying subpopulation in the southeast near Orford. The species mainly occurs in the zone between riparian vegetation, woodland or forest, and pasture, where it is a component of shrubby vegetation maintained by regular disturbances such as fire or flooding. It also occurs on rock plates on forested slopes.

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. ​​​​​