Nature conservation

Threatened species

White Yiel Yiel - 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: Grevillea hilliana
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 13 Jul 2001
Profile last updated: 21 Jan 2020


White Yiel Yiel is a rainforest tree 8 – 30 m tall. The young leaves are deeply lobed and mostly 25 – 40 cm long and 15 – 60 mm wide, while the adult leaves are often without lobes. The lower surface of both the young and the adult leaves is silvery and silky. The white to pale-green flower heads are cylindrical, 8 – 22 cm long and sometimes branched. Flowers appear mainly from May to July.


The species occurs north from Brunswick Heads on the north coast of NSW and in Queensland. The only populations currently known in NSW are near Brunswick Heads, on the slopes of Mt Chincogan near Byron Shire, and in patches of remnant habitat in theTweed Shire, particularly around Terranora.

Habitat and ecology

  • White Yiel Yiel grows in subtropical rainforest, often on basalt-derived soils.

Regional distribution and habitat

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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 QueenslandSunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands Known None