Nature conservation

Threatened species

Broad-leaved Pepperbush - 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: Tasmannia purpurascens
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Profile last updated: 21 Aug 2019


Broad-leaved Pepperbush is a medium to tall shrub with purplish buds and stems. The leathery leaves are aromatic, broad and waxy, 8 - 18 cm long and 3 - 5 cm wide. Male and female flowers are borne on different plants and are followed by oblong purple-black fruits, 10 - 15 mm long, on the female plants.


Restricted to Barrington Tops, Gloucester Tops and Ben Halls Gap in NSW.

Habitat and ecology

  • Broad-leaved Pepperbush grows in tall, moist eucalypt forest, sub-alpine woodland and cool temperate rainforest.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Recovery strategies

Activities to assist this species

Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
New England TablelandsWalcha Plateau Known None
NSW North CoastBarrington Known None