The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Phebalium daviesii Hook.f., 1859:358

Davies' waxflower, St Helens waxflower



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Eriostemon daviesii Hook.f., 1859:358; Phebalium glandulosum daviesii Hook.f., 1859:358


Conservation Status

Last record: October 1892

Rediscovered in December 1990



Tasmania, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Department of the Environment. (2015). Phebalium daviesii in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Sun, 8 Feb 2015 17:28:52 +1100.

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

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]

Lynch, A. J. J. (1991). Phebalium daviesii. Flora Recovery Plan: Research Plan Phase. Hobart: Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife.

Lynch, A. J. J. (1994). Aspects of the Conservation Biology and Population Genetics of Phebalium daviesii Hook.f. Davies' Wax-flower. Hobart: Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife.

Lynch, A. J. J. and Appleby, M. W. A. (1996). Phebalium daviesii Recovery Plan 1996-2004. [Online]. Department of Primary Industries, Water & Environment, Hobart. Available from:$FILE/Phebalium%20daviesii.pdf

Lynch, A. J. J. and Vaillancourt, R. E. (1995). Genetic Diversity in the Endangered Phebalium daviesii (Rutaceae) Compared to that in Two Widespread Congeners. Australian Journal of Botany 43(2): 181-191. [Abstract]

Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service (TPWS) (1998). St Helens' or Davies' Waxflower. [Online]. Available from:

Wapstra, Mark et al. (2006). Finding a botanical Lazarus: tales of Tasmanian plant species 'risen from the dead'. The Tasmanian Naturalist 128: 61-85.

Wells, A. (1993). Rare Species Conservation in Tasmania. Danthonia 2(1): 1, 3.


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