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Lagunaria Swamp Forest on Lord Howe Island - 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: Lagunaria Swamp Forest on Lord Howe Island
Conservation status in NSW: Critically Endangered Ecological Community
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 05 Dec 2003
Profile last updated: 21 Jan 2020


Sallywood Swamp Forest is a plant community dominated by the Sallywood tree. Other species found in this community include Mangroves, Kentia Palm, Cottonwood Hibiscus and Blackbutt.


Originally restricted to five small patches in the mid island lowlands of Lord Howe Island. Some of these patches have since been destroyed.

Habitat and ecology

  • Sallywood Swamp Forest is found in very limited areas of Lord Howe Island, in low sites that are occasionally inundated.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Pacific Subtropical IslandsLord Howe Island Known None