Nature conservation

Threatened species

Oldenlandia galioides - 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: Oldenlandia galioides
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Profile last updated: 20 Oct 2020


This species, which may also be known by its former name Hedyotis galioides, is a delicate, inconspicuous annual herb, that either hugs the ground or stands erect. It has slender, many branched stems, and paired leaves. The leaves are narrow and 4 – 25 mm long, with margins curved back, and no leaf-stalk. The white flowers are very small, in groups of one to three in the angles of the leaves, on long flower stalks to 2 cm long. The capsules are small and round, hidden within the spent flower, and split to release a small number of tiny seeds.


In north-east NSW, known from Whiporie State Forest south of Casino and one location in the Tweed district. Also occurs on the north-west plains of NSW and in Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Habitat and ecology

  • Margins of seasonally inundated wetlands in paperbark swamps and Forest Red Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis) woodlands.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Cobar PeneplainCanbelego Downs Known None
South Eastern QueenslandBurringbar-Conondale Ranges Known Hastings Point to Tweed Heads and within 3 km of coast
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Lowlands Known None
South Eastern QueenslandSunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands Predicted None