Tetratheca elliptica Joy Thomps. (1976:178)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Now considered a synonym of T. setigera (Humphreys et al., 2019; Silcock et al., 2019:SM:13; POWO, 2023).


Conservation Status

Now considered a synonym of T. setigera (Humphreys et al., 2019; Silcock et al., 2019:SM:13; POWO, 2023).

Last (and only) record: 1921 (Silcock et al., 2019:SM:13)



Western Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

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


Other references:

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

Hopper, S. D., Keighery, G. J. and Wardell-Johnson, G. (1992). Flora of the karri forest and other communities in the Warren Botanical Subdistrict of Western Australia. Department of Conservation and Land Management Occasional Paper 2/92: 1-32.

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]

Lyons, M. N., Keighery, G. J., Gibson, N. and Wardell-Johnson, G. (2000). The vascular flora of the Warren bioregion, south-west Western Australia: composition, reservation status and endemism. CALM Science 3(2): 181-250.

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.

O'Donoghue, Mike and Atkins, Ken. (2000). Lost Jewels in the Bush. Landscope 15(3): 23-27.

POWO. (2023). Tetratheca setigera Endl. Plants of the World Online (online resource). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. Available at: [Accessed 11 December 2023]

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]

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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