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Threatened species

Durobby - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Syzygium moorei
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 15 Jun 2020


Durobby, also known as Coolamon, is a tree growing up to 40 m tall, with dense dark foliage. The bark is red-brown, light grey or pinkish grey with soft papery scales. Its paired leaves are thick, oval-shaped or slightly elongated, 8 - 20 cm long, and usually rounded at the tips. Flowers are showy, pink to red, fluffy, and clustered directly on older leafless branches and the trunk of the tree. The white fleshy fruits are edible rather tasteless. They have a diameter of up to 6 cm and enclose a single seed.


Found in the Richmond, Tweed and Brunswick River valleys in north-east NSW and with limited occurrence in south-east Queensland.

Habitat and ecology

  • Durobby is found in subtropical and riverine rainforest at low altitude. It often occurs as isolated remnant paddock trees.

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 QueenslandScenic Rim Known Within 15 km of eastern boundary of Richmond - Tweed A Sub-region
South Eastern QueenslandSunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands Known None