Gyrostemon reticulatus A.S.George, 1982:393

Net-veined gyrostemon



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1938

Rediscovered in 1990 (Chant, 2001)



south-east of Mullewa (incl. near Geraldton), northern Wheatbelt, Western Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology

A fire ephemeral (Baker, 2006:Appendix 1)









Original scientific description:

George, A.S. (1982). Gyrostemonaceae. In: Flora of Australia. 8. Canberra: AGPS.


Other references:

Baker, Katherine S. (2006). Seed germination and dormancy in south-western Australian fire ephemerals and burial as a factor influencing seed responsiveness to smoke. PhD thesis, School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia.

Briggs, J. D. and Leigh, J. H. (1996). Rare or Threatened Australian Plants (revised edtn.). Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing.

Brown, A., C. Thomson-Dans & N. Marchant, eds. (1998). Western Australia's Threatened Flora. Como, Western Australia: Department of Conservation and Land Management.

Chant, A. (2001). Presumed extinct flora Gyrostemon reticulatus rediscovery. Newsletter of the Western Australian Threatened Species and Communities Unit 8: 1.

Department of the Environment (2016). Gyrostemon reticulatus in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:49:15 +1000.

Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990). Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series 11: 1-650.

Hopper, S.D., S. van Leeuwen, A.P. Brown & S.J. Patrick (1990). Western Australia's Endangered Flora and other plants under consideration for declaration. Perth, Western Australia: Department of Consrvation and Land Management.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Shepherd, D.P., G.R. Beeston & A.J.M. Hopkins (2002). Native vegetation in Western Australia : extent, type and status. Resource management technical report 249, Western Australia Department of Agriculture, South Perth.

Stack, G. and English, V. (2002). Net-veined Gyrostemon (Gyrostemon reticulatus) Interim Recovery Plan 2002-2007. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Perth.

Threatened Flora Seed Centre (TFSC) (2005). Records held in the Department of Conservation and Land Management's Threatened Flora Seed Centre database. Perth, Western Australia: Department of Conservation and Land Management.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.

Western Australian Department of Conservation and Land Management (WA CALM) (2005). Records held in CALM's Declared Flora Database and Rare flora files. Perth, Western Australia: WA CALM.


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