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Agnes Banks Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Agnes Banks Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
Conservation status in NSW: Critically Endangered Ecological Community
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 20 May 2015
Profile last updated: 04 Mar 2024


A low woodland community with Scribbly Gum (Eucalyptus sclerophylla), Narrow-leaved Apple (Angophora bakeri) and Old Man Banksia (Banksia serrata) as the dominant canopy trees. Diverse understorey shrubs include Wallum Banksia (Banksia aemula), Banksia oblongifolia, Coneseed (Cononspermum taxifolium), Wedding Bush (Ricinocarpos pinifolius), Showy Parrot Pea (Dillwynia sericea) and Nodding Geebung (Persoonia nutans). Contains many more species and other references should be consulted to identify these.


Occurs in western Sydney and originally extended over about 615 hectares, but now has only 98 hectares remaining intact, mostly near Agnes Banks on the east bank of the Hawkesbury River, in the Penrith local government area. A good example can be seen at the Agnes Banks Nature Reserve, near Richmond.

Habitat and ecology

  • The community occurs on areas of wind-blown sand which overlay Tertiary Alluvium deposits from ancient river systems.
  • Depending on drainage conditions, there is great variation within the community, from low woodland on higher ridges to sedge-type vegetation in low lying depressions.

Regional distribution and habitat

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IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Sydney BasinCumberland Known None