Ooline is a very slow growing medium-sized tree that generally grows to 10 m high, but occasionally reaching 25 m. A particularly large specimen was recorded as being 28 m tall and with a 3.8 m circumference at breast height. The species has glossy leaves with prominent venation that grow to 2-4 cm long, 1.5-2 cm wide and with broadly rounded tips. The upper sides of the leaves are darker and glossier than the undersides. The white flowers are small and usually single. Each flower produces a cluster of up to five rounded, brown berries, 3-5 mm wide.
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Cadellia pentastylis
Ensure the Threatened Species Hazard Reduction List is updated with the requirements of Ooline and that personnel undertaking burns are aware of its presence and fire sensitivity (DECC; 2005b).