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Threatened species

Corokia - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Corokia whiteana
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 17 Sep 2019


Corokia is a shrub or small tree to 4 m tall. Its young shoots, branches and flowers are scattered with hairs, which are sparser on older leaves, and mainly on the undersurface. The leaves, some of which are toothed, are mostly 2 – 7 cm long and 2 – 20 mm wide, tapering to the apex. The cream-coloured flowers are scented and held in loose clusters. They are followed by red, fleshy fruits, 8 – 12 mm long, usually with a single spindle-shaped seed.


Occurs only in north-east NSW and has a highly restricted distribution. Three distinct populations are known: one in the Nightcap Range, one in the Tweed Valley, and the other close to the coast near Brunswick Heads.

Habitat and ecology

  • The inland populations are found at the boundaries between wet eucalypt forest and warm temperate rainforest, at altitudes up to 800 m.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
South Eastern QueenslandBurringbar-Conondale Ranges Known None
South Eastern QueenslandScenic Rim Known North of Lismore
South Eastern QueenslandSunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands Predicted None