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Threatened species

Fine-leaved Tuckeroo - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Lepiderema pulchella
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 15 Jun 2001
Profile last updated: 30 Aug 2018


Fine-leaved Tuckeroo is a small rainforest tree growing to 15 m tall. It has hairless, light-green glossy leaves 7 – 15 cm long which are made up of 4 – 14 narrow leaflets with wavy or toothed margins. The flowers are 2 – 3 mm long and yellowy-orange. The 8 – 10 mm long fruit is orange. This opens into three lobes revealing shiny dark-brown seeds with a yellow fleshy covering at the base. The fruit is ripe in December.


Fine-leaved Tuckeroo is found on the NSW north coast, north of Brunswick Heads, and in Queensland. Most records in NSW are from the Tweed Valley, and the majority of known populations occur on private land.

Habitat and ecology

  • Lowland subtropical rainforest in NSW.
  • Found on infertile metasediments, fertile basalts and backswamp alluvium in the Tweed Valley.

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 QueenslandScenic Rim Known North of the southern arm of the Tweed River
South Eastern QueenslandSunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands Known None