Nature conservation

Threatened species

Grove's Paperbark - 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: Melaleuca groveana
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Profile last updated: 08 Aug 2019


Grove's Paperbark is a shrub or small tree from 2 – 5 m tall, rarely to 10 m, with firm fibrous-papery bark. The narrow, curved leaves are alternate, 20 – 55 mm long, 3 – 8 mm wide and have a mid vein and lateral veins. The leaves point along the stem and branchlets. The fluffy white flowers form on short spikes 2 – 3 cm long, and appear in the spring. The woody fruit is barrel-shaped with a smooth outer surface, 4 – 7 mm in diameter.


Widespread, scattered populations in coastal districts north of Yengo National Park to southeast Queensland. Also found as a disjunct population near Torrington on the nothern tablelands.

Habitat and ecology

  • Grove's Paperbark grows in heath and shrubland, often in exposed sites, in low coastal hills, escarpment ranges and tablelands on outcopping granite, rhyolite and sandtone on rocky outcrops and cliffs.
  • It also occurs in dry srubby open forest and woodlands.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
New England TablelandsBinghi Plateau Known None
New England TablelandsWalcha Plateau Known None
NSW North CoastChaelundi Known None
NSW North CoastComboyne Plateau Known None
NSW North CoastDalmorton Known None
NSW North CoastKaruah Manning Known None
NSW North CoastMacleay Hastings Known None
NSW North CoastUpper Manning Known None
OceanHawkesbury Shelf Known None
Sydney BasinHunter Known None
Sydney BasinPittwater Known None
Sydney BasinWollemi Predicted None
Sydney BasinWyong Predicted None
Sydney BasinYengo Known None