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Tasmanian Endemic Flora Species. Page 2.

Blandfordia punicea

Botanical Name: Blandfordia punicea
Common Name: Christmas bells
Family: Liliaceae
Size: 50-100cm H
Flowering Time: Late spring/early summer
Habitat/distribution: Understorey of rocky slopes from sea level to subalpine in south, north-west and west
Where to See: Bruny Island, Cradle Mt, Zeehan at the old smelter site, Lake Burbury Queenstown side

Boronia citriodora

Botanical Name: Boronia citriodora
Common Name: Central lemon boronia
Family: Rutaceae
Size: 0.5-1m H x 0.5-1.5m W
Flowering Time: Spring/summer
Habitat/distribution: Moist, well drained subalpine/alpine heath in the Central Highlands to near Hobart, north-east, and to seal-level in the south-west.
Where to See: Wombat Moor Mt Field NP, Cradle Valley Dove Lake, Lyell Highway east of Derwent Bridge

Boronia gunnii

Botanical Name: Boronia gunnii
Common Name: River boronia
Family: Rutaceae
Size: 0.5-1.5m H x 10-15m W
Leaves: 5-9 leaflets, 12-32mm L x 16-50mm W covered with glandular bristles.
Flowers: Clusters of 1-7 pink or white petalled flowers in leaf axils.

Flowering Time: Spring
Fruit: a hairless capsule
Habitat/distribution: A Tasmanian endemic species that is listed as vulnerable by the Threatened Species Committee. It grows in the rocky, high-energy flood prone areas along a few eastern rivers.
Where to See: Apsley, St Pauls and Dukes Rivers in eastern Tasmania
Other notes: The stems are very flexible and can be almost tied in a loose knot without breaking. (Information Tasmanian Herbarium)

Callitris oblonga

Botanical Name: Callitris oblonga subsp. oblonga
Common Name: South Esk pine
Family: Cupressaceae
Size: 2-5m H x 1-2m W
Flowering Time: Immature cones, in autumn/winter
Habitat/distribution: Rare, occurs on the banks of the Swan, Apsley, South Esk and St Pauls rivers.
Where to See: Tasmanian Arboretum, Tasmanian Bushland Garden

Cenarrhenes nitida

Botanical Name: Cenarrhenes nitida
Common Name: Native plum
Family: Proteaceae
Size: 3-8m H x 3-6m W
Flowering Time: Summer
Habitat/distribution: Prefers rainforest, growing as an understorey shrub, but often found in open forest or woodland, from the north-west to the west and south-west from sea level to alpine regions.
Where to See: Mt Field, South West, Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers NPs

Craspedia glauca

Botanical Name: Craspedia glauca
Common Name: Common billybuttons
Family: Asteraceae
Size: 15-60cm H clumps
Flowering Time: Summer
Habitat/distribution: Widespread in grassland and open eucalypt forest.
Where to See: Risdon Brook Reserve; Meehan Range; White Beach, Tasman Peninsular; Jericho Cemetery, Midlands; Effingham, Curries Rivulet area, Georgetown;

Cyathodes glauca

Botanical Name: Cyathodes glauca
Common Name: Purple cheeseberry
Family: Epacridaceae
Size: 0.6-3m H x 1-2m W
Flowering Time: Spring/early summer
Habitat/distribution: Widespread and locally common understorey in open forest below 1,100m.
Where to See: All Southern, Northern and North Western Reserves and NPs

Diselma archeri

Botanical Name: Diselma archeri
Common Name: Dwarf pine
Family: Cupressaceae
Size: 2-6m H x 1-1.4m W
Flowering Time: Immature male and female cones on separate plants, in summer, but inconspicuous
Habitat/distribution: It occurs naturally at altitudes of about 1,000-1,400m in moist soils, among montane shrubbery. Widespread in the western and southern mountains.
Where to See: Hartz, South West, Mt Field and Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair NPs

Dodonea filiformis

Botanical Name: Dodonea filiformis
Common Name: Fineleaf hopbush
Family: Sapindaceae
Size: 1-2m H x 1.5-2m W
Flowering Time: Late spring/early summer
Habitat/distribution: Limited to dry sclerophyll forests of the east coast.
Where to See: Douglas Apsley and Freycinet NPs, Franklins Rd. Kellevie

Epacris acuminata

Botanical Name: Epacris acuminata
Common Name: Claspleaf heath
Family: Epacridaceae
Size: 50-75cm H x 30-60cm W
Flowering Time: Spring
Habitat/distribution: Occurs in the south, south-east and Midlands from sea level to 1,000m.
Where to See: Northern end of Risdon Brook Reserve.

Epacris virgata

Botanical Name: Epacris virgata
Common Name: Pretty heath
Family: Epacridaceae
Size: 0.75-2m H x 0.5-1m W
Leaves: Shiny rounded to 1cm L, tapering to a point, usually held erect on the stems.

Flowers: White, tubular with spreading lobes, single in the axils of the upper two thirds of the stems.
Flowering Time: Winter/spring
Fruit: A 5 valve capsule containing fine seed.
Habitat/distribution: Shallow poorly drained soils or dolerite or ironstone origin in three separate areas of the Dazzler Range in the north, east of Lilydale, and in the south-east.
Where to See: Margate hills, Snug Tiers, around Kingston, Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas
Other notes: Requires well drained, moist soils with some sun among other plants, prune for shape.

Eucalyptus coccifera

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus coccifera
Common Name: Snow peppermint
Family: Myrtaceae
Size: Small to medium tree in alpine and subalpine areas, 9-30m H
Flowering Time: Summer
Habitat/distribution: Central plateau and southern mountains, 750-1,350m altitude.
Where to See: Hartz, South West, Mt Field and Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair NPs

Eucalyptus cordata

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus cordata
Common Name: Heartleaf gum
Family: Myrtaceae
Size: Shrub to 3m, or tree to 20m, all parts glaucous
Flowering Time: Late winter/early spring
Habitat/distribution: Scattered locations in the south-east.
Where to See: Between building 3 and 4 CSIRO Marine Laboratories Battery Point; Hellfire Bluff Coastal Reserve south of Orford, Snug Tiers

Eucalyptus pulchella

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus pulchella
Common Name: White peppermint
Family: Myrtaceae
Size: Small to medium tree 9-21m H
Flowering Time: Winter
Habitat/distribution: Dry open forest at 100-500m in the south-east on dolerite derived soils.
Where to See: Risdon Brook Reserve; Meehan Range Reserve