Nature conservation

Threatened species

Montane Green Five-corners - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Styphelia perileuca
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 22 Nov 2018


A spreading shrub to 1.5 m tall with bristly branches. Its leaves are broad with a spiky tip, 6 - 12 mm long and 3 - 5 mm wide, with fine teeth along the edges. The single hanging flowers are a clear yellow-green colour with fine red stripes and are 12 - 14 mm long.


Known from a few populations near Cathedral Rock National Park and New England National Park, on the eastern edge of the New England Tablelands of NSW and a single population near Coolacurrippa, west of Comboyne on the mid-north coast.

Habitat and ecology

  • Occurs in dry forest on ridges and gentle slopes, on sandy shallow soils over granite and trachyte, and shrublands surrounding swamps.
  • Populations tend to be on broad ridges and gentle slopes at 1250–1500 m above sea level.
  • Flowering occurs in September

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
New England TablelandsArmidale Plateau Known None
New England TablelandsRound Mountain Known None
New England TablelandsWongwibinda Plateau Known None
NSW North CoastMummel Escarpment Predicted None