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Threatened species

Davidson's Plum - 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: Davidsonia jerseyana
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Endangered
Profile last updated: 13 Dec 2018


Davidson’s Plum grows to 10 m tall, either with a single unbranched stem or several stems arising from the base. The large, hairy leaves are bunched towards the top of the trunk, and are divided into 7 - 17 large, toothed leaflets. Small pinkish flowers are borne directly from the main stem in long, loose clusters. The plum-like fruits are prized as bush food.


Restricted to north-east NSW to as far south as Wardell.

Habitat and ecology

  • Lowland subtropical rainforest and wet eucalypt forest at low altitudes (below 300m).
  • Many trees are isolated in paddocks and on roadsides in former rainforest habitats.

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 QueenslandClarence Lowlands Known North of Ballina
South Eastern QueenslandScenic Rim Known East of Tyalgum
South Eastern QueenslandSunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands Predicted None