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Stackhousia clementii - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Stackhousia clementii
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Profile last updated: 29 Jun 2022


Dense forb, 18-50 cm high, with slender, hairless stems which are much-branched in upper part. Leaves usually scale-like, mostly 5-15 mm long. Flowers pale green, yellow or dark brown, borne in clusters of 1-3 in cylindrical spikes, the petals loosely joined into a slender tube 2.4-3.2 mm long, with 5 lobes at the top.


The only known NSW record is from Sturt National Park adjacent to Frome Swamp. It is a species of disjunct range across arid Australia, also occurring in WA, NT, SA and Qld.

Habitat and ecology

  • Grows in sand to cracking clay and is frequently associated with limestone flats or ridges. Recorded in open woodland and hummock grassland on ephemeral swamp margins, plains and ridges, and sometimes in saline soil.
  • Flowering time not recorded, however a fruiting specimen was collected in August.
  • Disturbance regimes are not known but other species such as Stackhousia monogyna are said to recover quickly after fire.
  • Recorded as infrequent in one population in WA.

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Simpson Strzelecki DunefieldsStrzelecki Desert Predicted None