The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Tetratheca gunnii J. D. Hook., 1855:36

Shy pinkbells



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Tetratheca gunii (orth. error used by Humphreys et al., 2019)


Conservation Status

Last record: 26 October 1843

Rediscovered in October 1985





Biology & Ecology










Barker, P. (1996a). Selecting Viable Populations of Threatened Plants for Conservation Management. Forestry Tasmania and Australian Nature Conservation Agency.

Barker, P. (1996b). Extension Surveys and Long Term Monitoring Plots for Selected Species Threatened by Phytophthora cinnamomi in Tasmania. Forestry Tasmania and Australian Nature Conservation Agency.

Brown, M.J., Bayly-Stark, H.J., Duncan, F. and Gibson, N., 1986. Tetratheca gunnii Hook.f. on serpentine soils near Beaconsfield, Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 120: 33-38.

Curtis, W.M., 1956. The Student’s Flora of Tasmania Part 1. Gymnospermae Angiospermae: Ranunculaceae to Myrtaceae. Government Printer, Hobart.

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

Humphreys, Aelys M. et al. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Rodway, L., 1903. The Tasmanian Flora. Government Printer, Hobart.

Thompson, Joy. (1976). A revision of the genus Tetratheca (Tremandraceae). Telopea 1(3): 139-215.

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


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