Darwinia peduncularis - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Darwinia peduncularis
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 12 Mar 1999
Profile last updated: 01 Dec 2017


A broadly spreading shrub to 1.5 m high. Leaves laterally compressed, spreading, 7 - 12 mm long, hairless. Flowers usually in pairs; peduncles 4 - 7 mm long, often curved downwards; bracts leaf-like or triangular and more or less membranous, 1 - 10 mm long; bracteoles oblong, 4 - 8 mm long, purplish red, falling early. Hypanthium (cup-like structure above the ovary) 9 - 12 mm long, 1.5 - 2.5 mm diam.


Occurs as local disjunct populations in coastal NSW with a couple of isolated populations in the Blue Mountains. It has been recorded from Brooklyn, Berowra, Galston Gorge, Hornsby, Bargo River, Glen Davis, Mount Boonbourwa and Kings Tableland.

Habitat and ecology

  • Usually grows on or near rocky outcrops on sandy, well drained, low nutrient soil over sandstone.
  • Flowers in winter to early spring.
  • Not likely to be capable of vegetative spread but may resprout after some disturbance.
  • Likely to be killed by fire, based on the response of other Darwinia species.
  • Pollinators are honeyeater birds.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
NSW South Western SlopesCapertee Valley Known None
OceanHawkesbury Shelf Known None
South Eastern HighlandsCapertee Uplands Predicted None
Sydney BasinCumberland Known None
Sydney BasinPittwater Known None
Sydney BasinWollemi Known None
Sydney BasinYengo Known None