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Threatened species

Fragrant Pepperbush - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Tasmannia glaucifolia
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 21 Aug 2019


A bushy shrub growing up to 3 m tall. It has glossy deep green leaves 4 - 6 cm long and 4 - 15 mm wide, with fine lumps on the underside, and maroon branches. The small white flowers are followed by shiny, deep purple-black berries which are held in groups of one to three. When crushed, the leaves have a spicy or peppery smell.


Known from several locations at high altitude in north east NSW, mainly the Barrington Tops National Park, Gloucester Tops National Park, New England National Park (Point Lookout) and potentially Ben Halls Gap Nature Reserve.

Habitat and ecology

  • Usually grows in or near Antarctic Beech Nothofagus moorei rainforest along streams in mountain areas at altitudes of between 1200 and 1500 m altitude.
  • Also occurs in tall scrub, on seepage lines in tall eucalypt forest and in grassy woodland.

Regional distribution and habitat

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IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
New England TablelandsEbor Basalts Known None
New England TablelandsRound Mountain Predicted None
New England TablelandsWalcha Plateau Known None
New England TablelandsWongwibinda Plateau Predicted None
NSW North CoastBarrington Known None
NSW North CoastChaelundi Known None
NSW North CoastCoffs Coast and Escarpment Known None
NSW North CoastGuy Fawkes Known None