Nature conservation

Threatened species

Hairy Quandong - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Elaeocarpus williamsianus
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Endangered
Profile last updated: 17 Sep 2019


The Hairy Quandong is a small tree up to 15 m tall, with creamy brown bark. The leaves measure 9 – 18 cm long and 2 – 5 cm wide, and are glossy green above and covered in rusty hairs below. The leaves have rounded tips, and may have a few shallow teeth and a joint where the leaf-blade meets the leaf-stalk. Small clusters of greenish-white flowers are borne amongst the leaves. The fruits are blue, shiny and round, and about 2 – 3 cm in diameter.


Distribution is restricted to a very few sites between Goonengerry and Burringbar in north-east NSW.

Habitat and ecology

  • Subtropical to warm temperate rainforest, including regrowth areas where it has apparently regrown from root suckers after clearing.
  • Soils are derived from metasediments.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Recovery strategies

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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 QueenslandScenic Rim Known None
South Eastern QueenslandSunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands Predicted None