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Semi-evergreen Vine Thicket in the Brigalow Belt South and Nandewar Bioregions - 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: Semi-evergreen Vine Thicket in the Brigalow Belt South and Nandewar Bioregions
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered Ecological Community
Commonwealth status: Endangered
Gazetted date: 24 Dec 1999
Profile last updated: 07 Sep 2017


A low, dense form of dry rainforest generally less than 10 m high, made up of vines and rainforest trees as well as some shrubs. This community often stands out as a bright green against surrounding woodland due to many species having bright-coloured leaves. The main canopy is dominated by rainforest species such as Red Olive Plum (Cassine australis var. angustifolia), Wilga (Geijera parvifolia) Native Olive (Notelaea microcarpa var. microcarpa) and Peach Bush (Ehretia membranifolia), with taller eucalypts and cypress pines from surrounding woodland vegetation emerging above the main canopy. Currant Bush (Carissa ovata) is often present and typical vines include Gargaloo (Parsonsia eucalytophylla) and Wonga Vine (Pandorea pandorana).


A scattered distribution near Gunnedah, Barraba, Bingara and north of Warialda on the NSW North West Slopes and Plains, and also in Queensland.

Habitat and ecology

  • This community often occurs on rocky hills, in deep, loam, high nutrient soils derived from basalt or other volcanic rocks, in areas which are sheltered from frequent fire.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Recovery strategies

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Brigalow Belt SouthLiverpool Plains Known None
Brigalow Belt SouthNorthern Basalts Known None
Brigalow Belt SouthNorthern Outwash Predicted None
NandewarInverell Basalts Predicted None
NandewarKaputar Known None
NandewarPeel Known None