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Threatened species

Tephrosia filipes - 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: Tephrosia filipes
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 31 Jul 2009
Profile last updated: 20 Apr 2020


A small subshrub to 20 cm tall with spreading or moderately erect, slightly hairy stems. The leaves are 2-5 cm long and consist of 7-19 leaflets, each of which are 7-15 mm long by 1-2.5 mm wide. The racemes (flower clusters) have 2-6-flowers and may be as long as 10 cm. The individual pea-like flowers are purple to deep red while the pods are linear, compressed, sparsely hairy and 15-20 mm long.


Relatively widespread in Queensland but in NSW confined to the north-eastern section on the escarpment east of Tenterfield south to west of Grafton..

Habitat and ecology

  • Grows in a range of woodland and forest habitats on soils derived from granite, sandstone or metasediments.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
New England TablelandsStanthorpe Plateau Predicted None
NSW North CoastCataract Known None
NSW North CoastDalmorton Known None
NSW North CoastGuy Fawkes Predicted None
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Lowlands Known None
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Sandstones Known None
South Eastern QueenslandWoodenbong Known None