Melaleuca accedens (Hawkeswood) Craven & R.D.Edwards (2014:665)

Piawaning clawflower



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Calothamnus accedens Hawkeswood in Nuytsia 5: 305 (1984 publ. 1985)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1980 (Silcock et al., 2019:SM:16); late 1980's

Rediscovered in: 1993 (collection); 2004 (recognition) (both Silcock et al., 2019:SM:16)



Piawaning and Wongan Hills area, south-western Western Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hawkeswood, Trevor J. (1984a). Calothamnus accedens T. J. Hawkeswood (Myrtaceae), a rare and endangered new species from Western Australia. Nuytsia 5(2): 305-310.


Other references:

Brown A, Thomson-Dans C and Marchant N (eds.). (1998). Western Australia’s threatened flora. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia.

Department of the Environment. (2015). Calothamnus accedens in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Mon, 2 Feb 2015 22:05:25 +1100.

Hawkeswood, Trevor J. (1984b). Nine new species of Calothamnus Labill. (Myrtaceae: Leptospermoideae) from Western Australia. Nuytsia 5(1): 123-153.

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]

Patrick, Susan J. and Brown, A. P. (2001). Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Moora District. Perth: Department of Conservation & Land Management. [pp. 142-143]

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]

Stack, Gillian, Willers, Nicole, Fitzgerald, Mike and Brown, Andrew. (2006). Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora Largely Restricted to the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu. Western Australian Wildlife Management Program No. 39. Bentley, WA: Department of Conservation and Land Management. iv + 150 pp.

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.


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