Nature conservation

Threatened species

Ozothamnus tesselatus - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Ozothamnus tesselatus
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 08 Aug 2019


Dense shrub to 1 m high, branches woolly. Leaves spreading, oblong, 4 - 5 mm long, < 1 mm wide, base extending downwards on stem for 4 - 5 mm, margins rolled backwards; upper surface of leaves green, lower surface white-woolly. Heads in dense hemispherical corymbs; heads globose, about 4 mm long; bracts surrounding inflorescence obovate. Florets about 60, all bisexual.


Restricted to a few locations in an east-west zone south of Bunnan and between west Bylong and east Ravensworth.

Habitat and ecology

  • Grows in eucalypt woodland.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Recovery strategies

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Sydney BasinHunter Known None
Sydney BasinKerrabee Known None
Sydney BasinWollemi Predicted None