Nature conservation

Threatened species

Smooth Tuckeroo - 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: Cupaniopsis serrata
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 07 Nov 2003
Profile last updated: 05 Aug 2014


Smooth Tuckeroo is a small tree with hairy branches and leaf stems. The leaves are 16-30 cm long and divided into 6-12 leaflets that are 6-13 cm long and 1-4 cm wide and usually hairless, however, the lower surface may be finely hairy. They are strongly veined on the lower surface. The leaflet margins are toothed. The small, creamy-white flowers occur in simple or few-branched clusters. Fruit is a velvety-brown, three-lobed capsule.


The species occurs in Queensland and northern NSW, where it is confined to the Tweed Valley.

Habitat and ecology

  • Rocky hillsides and subtropical and dry rainforest.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Recovery strategies

Activities to assist this species

Information sources

CMA CMA sub-region Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Northern RiversMurwillumbah (Qld - Southeast Hills and Ranges) Known None
Northern RiversRichmond - Tweed (Qld - Scenic Rim) (Part A) Known None