Morelotia australiensis (C.B.Clarke) R.L.Barrett & K.L.Wilson (2021:85)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Tetraria australiensis C.B.Clarke in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew, Addit. Ser. 8: 48 (1908)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1872 (Silcock et al., 2019:SM:12); 1901 (Keighery, 1993)

Rediscovered in January 1993 (Keighery, 1993)



Swan Coastal Plain, Western Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology










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]

Keighery, G. J. (1993). Re-discovery of Tetraria australiensis C.B. Clarke (Cyperaceae). Western Australian Naturalist 19(3): 268.

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.

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]

Weaving, Sarah J. (1998). Geographe Bay Catchment natural resource atlas. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth.

Williams, Kim, Horan, Andrew, Wood, Scott and Webb, Andrew. (2001). Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Central Forest Region. Western Australian Wildlife Management Program No. 33. Department of Conservation and Land Management.


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