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Cadellia pentastylis (Ooline) community in the Nandewar and Brigalow Belt South Bioregions - 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: Cadellia pentastylis (Ooline) community in the Nandewar and Brigalow Belt South Bioregions
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered Ecological Community
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 11 Sep 1998
Profile last updated: 07 Sep 2017


The Ooline community is an unusual and distinctive forest community with the canopy dominated by the tree Ooline (Cadellia pentastylis). Other canopy species include White Box (Eucalyptus albens), Ironbarks (E. beyeriana and E. melanophloia), Dirty Gum (E. chloroclada), Narrow-leaved Grey Box (E. pilligaensis), Green Mallee (E. viridis) and White Cypress Pine (Callitris glaucophylla). The understorey is made up of a range of shrubs, such as Wattles (Acacia spp.), and grasses.


Extensively cleared and now known from only seven main locations on the North West Slopes in NSW, between Narrabri and the Queensland border, and also in Queensland.

Habitat and ecology

  • Usually occurs on undulating terrain on a variety of soil types, between 300-450 m altitude.

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Brigalow Belt SouthLiverpool Plains Known None
Brigalow Belt SouthNorthern Basalts Known None
Brigalow Belt SouthNorthern Outwash Known None
NandewarKaputar Known None
NandewarNandewar Northern Complex Known None
NandewarPeel Known None