Nature conservation

Threatened species

Ripple-leaf Muttonwood - 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: Myrsine richmondensis
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Endangered
Profile last updated: 17 Sep 2019


A very bushy small tree or large shrub, with shiny, wavy edged foliage. Flushes of new growth are lime-green. The leaves are narrow-oval in shape, tapered at both ends, and arranged alternately. Their edges have a thin translucent vein and a groove runs down the upper side of the leaf-stalk. The flowers are small, with prominent raised glands. Blue thin-fleshed fruits with one seed appear in clusters on the stems.


Known only from a few populations at Coraki, Boatharbour near Lismore, and the Cherry Tree area west of Casino.

Habitat and ecology

  • Subtropical and dry rainforest and swamp forest on creek flats and slopes on basalt derived soil and alluvial deposits.
  • Flowers have been recorded in October and November, fruits have been observed from December to March.

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 Predicted None
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Lowlands Known None
South Eastern QueenslandScenic Rim Predicted None
South Eastern QueenslandSunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands Predicted None
South Eastern QueenslandWoodenbong Known None