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Spyridium obcordatum


Spyridium obcordatumcreeping dustymiller

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Magnoliopsida (dicots), Rhamnales, Rhamnaceae
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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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 prostrate shrub can be conducted anytime of the year as identifiable features are present at all times. Spyridium obcordatum flowers from mid-September to October. It is most abundant in disturbed areas, as it can proliferate from soil-stored seed after disturbance.
  • Spyridium obcordatum is restricted to the north of the State on hills to the east of the Dazzler Range near Beaconsfield, where it primarily occurs amongst serpentine outcrops in dry open forest or woodland dominated by Eucalyptus amygdalina, and in coastal areas from Greens Beach to Hawley Beach at Port Sorell, where it occurs in Allocasuarina verticillata coastal woodland and low open heathland dominated by Allocasuarina monilifera and Leptospermum scoparium on sandstone and dolerite. The species is often associated with outcropping rocks, exposed rock plates and rocky ground. It occurs at altitudes less than 180 m above sea level.

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. ​​​​​