family is represented in the Tasmanian flora by one native alpine
cushion plant that is common on western and central mountains (Donatia novae-zelandiae).
It is closely related to the Stylidiaceae.
bases of the leaves of this species have a dense mat of hairs. When
not in flower or fruit, this species can be confused with Abrotanella
which has a single hair at the end of the leaf, and
which has reddish tips to the leaves and lacks hairs. Other
superficially similar cushion
species) have distinctly yellowish green foliage.