Nature conservation

Threatened species

Southern Ochrosia - 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: Ochrosia moorei
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Endangered
Profile last updated: 21 Aug 2018


Southern Ochrosia is a small tree, sometimes crooked with several stems, growing up to 11 m tall. The bark is very dark brown, finely wrinkled and rough. The leaves are 8 – 20 cm long, arranged in twos or threes, varying in shape but tapering to a long point at the tips and gradually narrowing at the base. They are green and shiny, paler beneath, and thin in texture. When picked, the leaf-stalk exudes a milky sap. Small white flowers are held in small clusters at the ends of branchlets. The shiny scarlet fruit is oval-shaped and 4 – 8 cm long.


Southern Ochrosia is found in north-east NSW north from the Richmond River, and in south-east Queensland. It is very sparsely distributed within this range.

Habitat and ecology

  • Southern Ochrosia is found in riverine and lowland subtropical rainforest.

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 QueenslandClarence Lowlands Known North of Richmond River
South Eastern QueenslandScenic Rim Known None
South Eastern QueenslandSunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands Known None