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Threatened species

Dillwynia tenuifolia, Kemps Creek - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Dillwynia tenuifolia - endangered population
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered Population
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 28 Nov 1997
Profile last updated: 24 Jul 2019


A low spreading pea-flower shrub usually to a metre high, but may grow taller when competing with other shrubs. Its leaves are small and narrow. The wide orange-yellow and red pea flowers are usually single, at or near the tips of the branches. Both the single orangey flowers and the stem hairs distinguish it from the similar and more common yellow-flowered Dillwynia glaberrima and D. floribunda.
Further information about the species is available in the profile for the species, as linked on this page.


The endangered population occurs in the area bounded by Western Road, Elizabeth Drive, Devonshire Road and Cross Street, Kemps Creek in the Liverpool Local Government Area.

Habitat and ecology

  • The population occurs on a small outlier of the Berkshire Park Soil Landscape. The site supports a transition from Castlereagh Ironbark Forest to Castlereagh Scribbly Gum Woodland. Portions of the site contain a form of Shale Gravel Transition Forest
  • Has been estimated to contain between 10,000 and 219,000 individuals, although abundance and population structure are influenced by past localised disturbance history
  • Flowering occurs sporadically from August to March depending on environmental conditions . Pollinators are unknown. The lifespan is estimated to be 20-30 years. It is thought a minimum of 3-4 years is required before seed is produced.
  • Seeds are hard coated and are persistent in the soil seed bank. Dispersal is likely to be localised and ants are the probable vectors
  • Killed by fire and re-establishes from soil-stored seed.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Sydney BasinCumberland Known Bounded by Western Road, Elizabeth Drive, Devonshire Road and Cross Street, Kemps Creek in the Liverpool LGA