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Veronica cililolata subsp. fiordensis


Veronica ciliolata subsp. fiordensisben lomond cushionplant

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Magnoliopsida (dicots), Lamiales, Plantaginaceae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: vulnerable
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Vulnerable
Within Australia, occurs 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.

Veronica cililolata subsp. fiordensis Spring Summer Autumn Winter
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  • This cushion-forming plant can be readily distinguished from other Tasmanian cushion plants by features that are present throughout the year, though surveys may be difficult in extreme alpine weather conditions or with snow. Flowering occurs from December to February. No other subspecies of Veronica ciliolata occur in Tasmania.
  • Within Australia, Veronica ciliolata subsp. fiordensis is restricted to the Hamilton Crags on the Ben Lomond Plateau in Tasmania, where it occurs in low open alpine shrubland at an altitude of 1470 to 1530 m. Unlike other Tasmanian cushion plants, this species prefers well-drained conditions, occurring on skeletal soils derived from Jurassic dolerite, or in rock crevices and between boulders where no obvious soil exists.

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. ​​​​​