Tetratheca gunnii Hook.f. (1855:36)

Shy pinkbells, Gunns pink-bells



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Tetratheca gunii (orth. error used by Humphreys et al., 2019); Tetratheca pilosa var. calva Rodway in Tasman. Fl.: 10 (1903)


Conservation Status

Last record: 26 October 1843 (Thompson, 1976:204)

Rediscovered on 3 October 1985 (Brown et al., 1986:34)



foothills of the Dazzler Range, near Beaconsfield, Tasmania


Biology & Ecology










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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.

de Salas, M. F. and Baker, M. L. (2022). A Census of the Vascular Plants of Tasmania, including Macquarie Island: 1-161. Tasmanian Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.

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]

Kirkpatrick, J. B. and Gilfedder, L. A. (1999). Threatened plant species in your bush (Kit 5). In: Tasmanian bushcare toolkit. Hobart: Department of Primary Industries Water and Environment.

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.

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

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]

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

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.

Wapstra, Mark, Duncan, Fred, Buchanan, Alex and Schahinger, Richard. (2006). Finding a botanical Lazarus: tales of Tasmanian plant species 'risen from the dead'. The Tasmanian Naturalist 128: 61-85.


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