Department of Primary Industries and Water, November 2006
ISBN 0 7246 6353 5
About the recovery plan
Lomatia tasmanica W. M. Curtis (1967), commonly known as King's lomatia, was first collected by Denny King in May, 1934. The only known population occurs in southwest Tasmania. The population covers an area of 1.2 square kilometres in a single patch of mixed forest. There are estimated to be between 400 to 500 stems, with all individuals thought to be genetically identical (Lynch et al. 1998). The entire population is contained within the Southwest National Park that is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
A continuing decline is inferred because of small population size and risk from fire and Phytophthora cinnamomi.
This national Recovery Plan for Lomatia tasmanica, details the species' distribution and biology, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.