Species Profile and Threats Database

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EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Vulnerable
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Lasiopetalum longistamineum (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008acf) [Conservation Advice].
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan not required, included on the Not Commenced List (1/11/2009).
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
Declaration under s178, s181, and s183 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - List of threatened species, List of threatened ecological communities and List of threatening processes (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000) [Legislative Instrument].
State Government
    Documents and Websites
NSW:Lasiopetalum longistamineum - profile (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2005gm) [Internet].
State Listing Status
NSW: Listed as Vulnerable (Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (New South Wales): August 2014 list)
Scientific name Lasiopetalum longistamineum [19181]
Family Sterculiaceae:Malvales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Maiden & E.Betche
Infraspecies author  
Reference Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 30 (Dec. 1905) 355.
Distribution map Species Distribution Map

This is an indicative distribution map of the present distribution of the species based on best available knowledge. See map caveat for more information.

Illustrations Google Images

Scientific Name: Lasiopetalum longistamineum

The species is a spreading shrub growing to 1.5 m in height, with a dense covering of rusty hairs on its branches. Leaves have a pointed tip and are rounded to a heart shaped base with a green upper surface absent from hair. They are approximately 4–11 cm long and 1–2.5 cm wide. The lower surface is covered with dense white hairs broken up with rusty colored veins. The species has a petiole (stalk attaching leaf blade to stem) that is 1–1.5 cm in length. Flowers cluster in spike-like branches and are also densely covered hairs; with egg-shaped bracteoles and stamens three times longer than anthers. The fruit of the species are 0.3–0.5 cm in diameter and covered in the intertwined hairs (TSSC 2008acf).

The distribution of the species is restricted to a small region on the central-western slopes of New South Wales (NSW); in the Gungal–Mt Dangar area between Merriwa and Muswellbrook (TSSC 2008acf). There are records of other Lasiopetalum species in Australian Botanic Gardens across the country, but Lasiopetalum longistamineum is not found at any of these sites. In addition, there are no propagated populations of the species (TSSC 2008acf).

The species is poorly understood, and there appears to be no survey data for the species. Recomendations to survey potential habitat were made in the Conservation Advice for the Lasiopetalum longistamineum (TSSC 2008acf).

The species is known from the Goulburn River National Park and the Hunter-Central Rivers (NSW) Natural Resource Management Region (TSSC 2008acf).

The species is known to occur in grassy woodlands and dry (sclerophyll) forests and rainforests on rich alluvial deposits. Associated species include Bottlebrush (Callistemon sp.) and Tea Tree (Leptospermum sp.) (TSSC 2008acf).

The species' habitat overlaps with that of the EPBC Act listed White Box-Yellow Box-Blakely's Red Gum Grassy Woodland and Derived Native Grassland threatened ecological community (TSSC 2008acf).

Flowering for the Lasiopetalum longistamineum is in spring (Maiden & Betche 2010).

While the main threat to Lasiopetalum longistamineum is habitat loss and degradation associated with land clearing, it is unknown to what extent these activities have had an impact on the species due to lack of trend data (TSSC 2008acf).

In 2005, the Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) identified six priority actions to help the recovery of Lasiopetalum longistamineum in NSW. These actions include (DECC 2005; TSSC 2008acf):

  • Survey recorded sites to assess threats and determine appropriate recovery strategies.
  • Liaise with landholders to facilitate the implementation of site specific threat abatement measures.
  • Prepare profile and EIA guidelines.
  • Increase site protection through land-use planning mechanisms and conservation agreements.
  • Undertake management focused research.
  • Identify, map and survey potential habitat.

Future actions proposed include (TSSC 2008acf):

  • Monitor progress of recovery including management action effectiveness.
  • Identify high conservation priority populations.
  • Ensure land clearing is monitored, especially that which involves substrate or vegetation disturbance in the areas known to contain the species.
  • Increase site protection via the use of land-use planning mechanisms conservation agreements.
  • Raise awareness of the species within the local community.
  • Liaise with landholders to facilitate implementation of site specific threat abatement measures.
  • Seed collection and storage.
  • Investigate options for linking, enhancing or establishing additional populations.
  • Implement national translocation protocols, if eventually additional populations are considered necessary and feasible to establish.

Management documents for Lasiopetalum longistamineum can be found at the start of this profile. Other documents relavent to the species include:

  • Goulburn River National Park and Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve- Plan of Management (NSW NPWS 2003b)

The following table lists known and perceived threats to this species. Threats are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) threat classification version 1.1.

Threat Class Threatening Species References
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Agriculture and Aquaculture:Land clearing, habitat fragmentation and/or habitat degradation Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Lasiopetalum longistamineum (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008acf) [Conservation Advice].
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Habitat Shifting and Alteration:Habitat loss, modification and/or degradation Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Lasiopetalum longistamineum (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008acf) [Conservation Advice].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Ecosystem Degradation:Decline in habitat quality Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Lasiopetalum longistamineum (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008acf) [Conservation Advice].
Uncategorised:Uncategorised:threats not specified Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Lasiopetalum longistamineum (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008acf) [Conservation Advice].

Department of Environment & Climate Change (DECC) New South Wales (2005). Lasiopetalum longistamineum - Profile. [Online]. Available from:

Maiden & Betche (2010). Lasiopetalum longistamineum (Profile). [Online]. New South Wales Flora Online. Available from:

NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW) (2005gm). Lasiopetalum longistamineum - profile. [Online]. Available from:

NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (NSW NPWS) (2003b). [Online]. Available from:

Threatened Species Scientific Committee (2008acf). Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Lasiopetalum longistamineum. [Online]. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Available from:

Unwelt Environmental Consultants (2006). Anvil Hill Project - Environmental Assessment, vol. 4. [Online]. Toronto, New South Wales: Unwelt Environmental Consultants. Available from:

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Lasiopetalum longistamineum in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:23:44 +1000.