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Stonesiella selaginoides


Stonesiella selaginoidesclubmoss bushpea

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Magnoliopsida (dicots), Fabales, Fabaceae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: endangered
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 of this slender woody shrub from the pea family should be conducted during the peak flowering period from mid October to early December, when the species is most easily detectable, though herbarium specimens have been collected throughout most of the year. Stonesiella selaginoides may proliferate from soil-stored seed after disturbance.
  • Stonesiella selaginoides is restricted to Tasmania’s central East Coast region, where it occurs on dolerite soils, in either tall open heath in the ecotone between riparian scrub and open eucalypt forest, or open dry scrub dominated by the endemic shrubs Leptospermum grandiflorum and Hakea megadenia. It occurs at 20 to 520 m above sea level, with an annual rainfall of 625 to 1000 mm.

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. ​​​​​