Nature conservation

Threatened species

Northern Clematis - 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: Clematis fawcettii
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 15 Jun 2020


Northern Clematis is a vine growing high into the rainforest canopy, but it is usually recognised only as small weak plants in the understorey. The paired leaves are divided once or twice into three toothed leaflets, giving the plant a lacy appearance. The vine climbs by means of the long twining leaf-stalks. Its flowers are white to pink-purple, and develop into fruit with long feathered tails arranged in fluffy clusters. The tails assist in the wind-dispersal of the seeds.


Found in widely dispersed areas in southern Queensland and in north-east NSW north from Lismore.

Habitat and ecology

  • Drier rainforest, usually near streams.

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
NSW North CoastCataract Predicted None
Other StateQLD Known None
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Lowlands Known None
South Eastern QueenslandScenic Rim Known None
South Eastern QueenslandWoodenbong Known None