Nature conservation

Threatened species

Smooth Davidson's Plum - 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: Davidsonia johnsonii
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Endangered
Profile last updated: 27 Apr 2020


Smooth Davidson’s Plum is a bushy, well-branched tree 5 – 12 m tall, with a dense crown. The smooth, glossy leaves are large and divided into 7 - 9 toothed leaflets. Small, pinkish flowers are borne in loose clusters. The plum-like fruits are prized bush food.


Restricted distribution in south-east Queensland and north-east NSW south to Tintenbar.

Habitat and ecology

  • Lowland subtropical rainforest and wet eucalypt forest at low altitudes (below 300m).
  • Many trees are isolated in paddocks and on roadsides in cleared land.

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 QueenslandClarence Lowlands Predicted North of Lennox Head
South Eastern QueenslandScenic Rim Known East of Nimbin
South Eastern QueenslandSunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands Predicted None