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Useful Temperate Plants

Commersonia fraseri

J.Gay.

Malvaceae


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+ Synonyms

Common Name: Brush Kurrajong

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General Information

Commersonia fraseri is a Shrub up to 6.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

265
Title
Flora of the Sydney Region
Publication
 
Author
Carolin. R. & Tindale. M.
Publisher
Reed. Australia.
Year
1993
ISBN
0730104001
Description
Concise flora with little beyond an extensive key, species descriptions, very brief habitat description.

Range

Australia - Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Habitat

River banks, near rainforests, on more fertile cleared land[
265
Title
Flora of the Sydney Region
Publication
 
Author
Carolin. R. & Tindale. M.
Publisher
Reed. Australia.
Year
1993
ISBN
0730104001
Description
Concise flora with little beyond an extensive key, species descriptions, very brief habitat description.
].

Properties

HabitShrub
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

This species is hardy to about -7° c in Australian gardens, though this cannot be translated as hardiness in British gardens due to our cooler summers and longer, colder and wetter winters[
154
Title
Flora of Victoria.
Publication
 
Author
Ewart. A. J.
Publisher
University Press; Melbourne
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of eastern Australia, it is rather short on information that is useful to the plant project.
].
Plants are shade-tolerant in Australia[
154
Title
Flora of Victoria.
Publication
 
Author
Ewart. A. J.
Publisher
University Press; Melbourne
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of eastern Australia, it is rather short on information that is useful to the plant project.
].
154

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The fibrous bark is used for making cordage, netting, weaving etc[
154
Title
Flora of Victoria.
Publication
 
Author
Ewart. A. J.
Publisher
University Press; Melbourne
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of eastern Australia, it is rather short on information that is useful to the plant project.
].
The plant is used to make a screening hedge in Australia[
154
Title
Flora of Victoria.
Publication
 
Author
Ewart. A. J.
Publisher
University Press; Melbourne
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of eastern Australia, it is rather short on information that is useful to the plant project.
].

Propagation


Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2019-09-18. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Commersonia+fraseri>

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