Nature conservation

Threatened species

Minyon Quandong - 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: Elaeocarpus sedentarius
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Endangered
Profile last updated: 21 Nov 2018


Minyon Quandong is a medium to large tree up to 30 m tall. The leaves are alternate and have a long stalk with a swelling at the outer end. When the canopy is viewed from below, the pale, blotchy undersurface of the leaves and the occasional red or orange leaf are distinctive. New growth is soft, furry and pink. The flowers are white, fringed bells and the globular 2 – 3 cm fruits have a blue skin with a dusting of rusty hairs.


Thought to be extinct until 1992, the species is now known to occur in Whian Whian State Conservation Area and Nightcap National Park north of Lismore, and in Mount Jerusalem National Park west of Mullumbimby.

Habitat and ecology

  • Warm temperate or subtropical rainforest, and where rainforest and wet eucalypt forest meet.
  • Often associated with Brush Box.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
South Eastern QueenslandScenic Rim Known None