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Tetratheca ciliata


Tetratheca ciliatanorthern pinkbells

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Magnoliopsida (dicots), Malvales, Elaeocarpaceae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: rare
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Not listed
Found in Tasmania and elsewhere
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Tetratheca ciliata (northern pinkbells) is a slender shrub that in Tasmania has been recorded from mostly near-coastal sites from Rocky Cape to the Tomahawk/Boobyalla area, where it grows in heathland or heathy woodland. The data suggest that the species occurs in small localised patches, placing them at risk from chance events. Small occurrences may not attract pollinator movement from plant to plant to effect the cross-pollination likely to be necessary for seed production leading to local extinctions. The risk of inadvertent losses is exacerbated as the species may only occur in small numbers or become restricted to the soil seed store in between fire events. Threats to the species include clearance and fragmentation of its habitat, infection by the exotic plant pathogen Phytophthora cinnamomi, and inappropriate fire regimes. Fire and disease management would benefit known occurrences.

A complete species management profile is not currently available for this species. Check for further information on this page and any relevant Activity Advice.​

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.


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. ​​​​​