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Threatened species

Chef's Cap Correa - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Correa baeuerlenii
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 16 Aug 2018


Chef's Cap Correa is a shrub to 2.5 metres tall. Its hairy stems are rust-coloured. The glossy, elliptical leaves are between 2 - 6 cm long and 1 - 2 cm wide. The long (2 - 3 cm) tubular flowers are greenish-yellow; appearing in spring and sporadically at other times.


Chef's Cap Correa has been recorded between Nelligen (on Nelligen Creek and the Buckenbowra River) and Mimosa Rocks National Park.

Habitat and ecology

  • Occurs in riparian sites within forests of various eucalypts, including Silvertop Ash (Eucalyptus sieberi), Yellow Stringybark (E. muelleriana), Blue-leafed Stringybark (E. agglomerata) and Spotted Gum (Corymbia maculata), or she-oak woodland. It may also be found in near-coastal rocky sites.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
OceanTwofold Shelf Known None
South East CornerBateman Known None
South East CornerSouth East Coastal Ranges Known North of the Bega River