Nature conservation

Threatened species

Red Lilly Pilly - 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: Syzygium hodgkinsoniae
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 15 Jun 2020


This is a small tree to about 11 m tall. Its paired leaves are oval shaped or slightly elongated, 8 - 15 cm long, with a short blunt point at the tips. The flowers are off-white, fluffy and honey scented, about 25 mm in diameter, and are held in clusters at the ends of stems. The fruit are 4 cm in diameter, round and bright red. A thin layer of flesh, with a distinctive smell like that of an ashtray, encloses a single large seed.


A restricted range from the Richmond River in north-east NSW to Gympie in Queensland. Locally common in some parts of its range, but otherwise sparsely distributed.

Habitat and ecology

  • Usually found in riverine and subtropical rainforest on rich alluvial or basaltic soils.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Other StateQLD Known None
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