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Small-leaved Tamarind - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Diploglottis campbellii
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Endangered
Profile last updated: 17 Sep 2019


A large straight tree to 30 m tall. It has greyish-brown bark with vertical cracks. New leaves are at first softly-hairy, but soon become more or less hairless. The leaves are 10 - 35 cm long and are divided into four to eight leaflets. Small clusters of greenish-white flowers are borne amongst the leaves. The fruits are creamy-brown and in crowded clusters about 10 cm long. The capsules, usually three-lobed, enclose one seed per lobe. Each seed is surrounded by yellow or deep pinkish-red flesh.


Recorded from the coastal lowlands between Richmond River on the Far North Coast of NSW and Mudgeeraba Creek on the Gold Coast hinterland, Queensland.

Habitat and ecology

  • Confined to the warm subtropical rainforests of the NSW-Queensland border lowlands and adjacent low ranges.
  • The forest types in which the species occurs vary from lowland subtropical rainforest to drier subtropical rainforest with a Brush Box open overstorey.
  • Occurs on basalt-derived soils and also on poorer soils such as those derived from quartz monzonite.
  • Flowering times vary across its range depending on latitude and to some extent annual seasonal variations.
  • Ripe fruits are generally present from January to early April, with peak fruiting during the last week of February and early March.
  • Seed dispersal mechanisms are unclear.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

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