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Threatened species

Orara 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 umbellata
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 20 Aug 2018


Orara Boronia is an open shrub, 1 – 2 m tall, with upright branches. The fragrant, paired leaves are divided into one or two pairs of leaflets with a longer terminal leaflet. Dense hairs cover the underside of the leaves, branchlets and new shoots. Clusters of dark pink, four-petalled flowers, 7 - 10 mm long, are held at the base of the leaves, and are produced in spring and early summer. The fruit is smooth and has four lobes.


Found at only a few locations between Glenreagh and Lower Bucca, north of Coffs Harbour, but it is locally common in the restricted area where it occurs.

Habitat and ecology

  • This Boronia grows as an understorey shrub in and around gullies in wet open forest.
  • It appears to regenerate well after disturbance, but it is not known whether prolonged or repeated disturbance affects long-term persistence.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
NSW North CoastChaelundi Known East of Nymboida River
NSW North CoastCoffs Coast and Escarpment Known North of Coffs Harbour
NSW North CoastDalmorton Known East of Nymboida River
OceanHawkesbury Shelf Known None
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Lowlands Known South of Grafton
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Sandstones Known South of Grafton