Nature conservation

Threatened species

Rusty Rose Walnut - 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: Endiandra hayesii
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 20 Aug 2018


Often a small crooked tree, but it can grow to 35 m tall. It has grey to grey-brown bark, which is smooth or slightly scaly. The dull, hairy leaves are egg-shaped and measure 6 – 12 cm long and 3 – 6 cm wide. The leaves have a closely veined appearance. Flowers are small and white to pale green, and are held in small clusters. The fleshy fruits are egg-shaped, 2.5 – 3 cm long, and purplish-black when ripe.


A restricted distribution from Burleigh Heads in Queensland to the Richmond River in north-east NSW. It is locally abundant in some parts of its range in NSW.

Habitat and ecology

  • Sheltered moist gullies in lowland subtropical and warm temperate rainforest on alluvium or basaltic soils. The species occurs in regrowth and highly modified forms of these habitats.
  • Top Flowers have been recorded on the Rusty Rose Walnut in spring and in March, October and November, with fruits recorded in March and May.

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