Comesperma rhadinocarpum F.Muell. (1878:1)

Slender-fruited comesperma



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Bredemeyera rhadinocarpa (F.Muell.) Steenis in Acta Bot. Neerl. 17: 383 (1968)


Conservation Status

Last record: November 1877 or later; 1877 (Silcock et al., 2019:SM:18)

Rediscovered in 1976 (Silcock et al., 2019:SM:18); 1988



Western Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Mueller, Ferdinand von. (1858-1882). Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae. Government Printer, Melbourne.


Other references:

Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

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. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Leigh, John H., Boden, Robert and Briggs, John D. (1984). Extinct and Endangered Plants of Australia. South Melbourne, Victoria: The Macmillan Company of Australia Pty Ltd. viii + 369 pp.

Marchant, N. G. and Keighery, G. J. (1979). Poorly collected and presumably rare vascular plants of Western Australia. Kings Park Research Notes No. 5. West Perth: Kings Park and Botanic Garden. 103 pp.

Patrick, Susan J. (2001). Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Geraldton District. Western Australian wildlife management program No. 26. Bantley DC: Department of Conservation and Land Management.

Silcock, Jen L., Field, Ashley R., Walsh, Neville G. and Fensham, Roderick J. (2019). To name those lost: assessing extinction likelihood in the Australian vascular flora. Oryx 54(2): 167-177. [Supplementary Material]


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