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Threatened species

Asterolasia buxifolia - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Asterolasia buxifolia
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 01 Nov 2002
Profile last updated: 29 Jun 2022


A spindly shrub with hairy stems to 2 m tall. It has small, rounded, leathery leaves that are shiny above and hairy below. The single yellow flowers, with 6 - 7 mm long petals, occur in the angle between the stem and leaf stalks in spring.


Known from a single site associated with granite geology in the riparian zone of the Lett River.

Habitat and ecology

  • Rediscovered in 2000, little is known about the species.
  • The growth rate appears to be very slow, and the flowering season short.
  • Apparently restricted to the riparian zone of a granitic rocky section of the Lett River.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
South Eastern HighlandsBathurst Known None
Sydney BasinBurragorang Known None