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Threatened species

Deane's Boronia - 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: Boronia deanei
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 26 Oct 2022


A small erect shrub to 1.5 m tall, with simple, narrow, paired and strongly-aromatic leaves to about 12 mm long. Leaves are partly cylindrical and conspicuously warty below. Four-petalled flowers are white to bright pink occurring between September to November with fruits present in December.


There are scattered populations of Deane's Boronia between the far south-east of NSW and the Blue Mountains with the species found on Newnes Plateau (Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area), Nalbaugh Plateau (South East National Park), Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Budderoo National Park and Morton National Park. The species mainly occurs in conservation reserves and once grew profusely in Morton National Park near Bundanoon but has rarely been seen in that area since being impacted by devastating bushfires of the 1960s. The 2019/20 black summer bushfires impacted populations at Newnes Plateau, Nalbaugh Plateau and Kanangra-Boyd National Park.

Habitat and ecology

  • Grows in wet heath, often at the margins of open forest adjoining swamps or along streams.
  • Fire ecology is poorly understood, but too intense or too frequent fires are considered a threat to this species limiting populations ability to reach maturity and set seed.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
South East CornerSouth East Coastal Ranges Known None
South Eastern HighlandsBathurst Predicted None
South Eastern HighlandsBungonia Known None
South Eastern HighlandsKanangra Predicted None
South Eastern HighlandsOberon Known None
Sydney BasinBurragorang Predicted None
Sydney BasinEttrema Predicted None
Sydney BasinMoss Vale Known None
Sydney BasinWollemi Known None