Nature conservation

Threatened species

Tall Velvet Sea-berry - 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: Haloragis exalata subsp. velutina
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 21 Nov 2018


Tall Velvet Sea-berry is a shrub to 1.5 m high. The stems are ribbed and square in section. The velvety leaves are opposite, 50 - 60 mm long, 6 - 8 mm wide and have finely toothed margins. The three to seven small yellowish green flowers form where the leaf joins the stem and are followed by tiny pear-shaped fruit 2 mm long.


This subspecies of Tall Sea-berry occurs on the north coast of NSW and southeastern Queensland. It is plentiful in inaccessible areas of the upper Macleay River.

Habitat and ecology

  • Grows in damp places near watercourses.
  • This subspecies also occurs in woodland on the steep rocky slopes of gorges.

Regional distribution and habitat

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IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
NandewarPeel Known None
New England TablelandsArmidale Plateau Known None
New England TablelandsWalcha Plateau Known None
NSW North CoastCoffs Coast and Escarpment Known None
NSW North CoastMacleay Gorges Known None
NSW North CoastMacleay Hastings Known None
NSW North CoastUpper Manning Known None