Small-leaved Hazelwood - 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: Symplocos baeuerlenii
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 01 Dec 2017


Small-leaved Hazelwood is a tall shrub or small tree growing up to 7 m tall, with smooth dark-brown bark with vertical fissures. The branchlets are very slender and hairy at the tips. Leaves are thin and lance-shaped with fine tips, and 4 - 9 cm long. There are four to eight irregular teeth on each side of the leaf. Small cream flowers are borne in clusters back within the leaves, and are followed by shiny succulent red fruit. These are oval-shaped, 8 - 10 mm long and contain a single seed.


Small-leaved Hazelwood occurs in Nightcap and Mount Jerusalem National Parks and in the Tweed and Brunswick Valleys in north-east NSW. It also has a limited occurrence in south-east Queensland.

Habitat and ecology

  • Occurs in sub-tropical and warm temperate rainforest on less fertile soils derived from rhyolite.

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
Other StateQLD Known None
South Eastern QueenslandBurringbar-Conondale Ranges Known None
South Eastern QueenslandScenic Rim Known within Mount Jerusalem NP, Nightcap NP, Goonengerry NP and Whian Whian SCA and within a 5 km buffer around these reserves
South Eastern QueenslandSunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands Predicted None