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Useful Temperate Plants

Androcalva fraseri

(J.Gay) C.F.Wilkins & Whitlock

Malvaceae

+ Synonyms

Commersonia fraseri J.Gay

Restiaria fraseri (J.Gay) Kuntze

Common Name: Brush Kurrajong

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General Information

Androcalva fraseri is a spindly shrub or a small tree growing around 2 - 9 metres tall and 2.5 - 4 metres wide. The plant can form suckers freely from rhizomes, spreading to form a colony[
343
Title
Growing Native Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/
Publisher
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of articles giving details of cultivation and matters of general interest (including a few plant uses) on over 250 Australian plants.
,
1890
Title
A new Australian genus, Androcalva, separated from Commersonia (Malvaceae s.l. or Byttneriaceae)
Publication
Australian Systematic Botany, 24, 284-349
Author
Wilkins C.F. & Whitlock B.A.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SB10032
Publisher
 
Year
2011
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a a fibre. The plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental, where it can be used to form a screening hedge.
Androcalva fraseri is widespread and not regarded as threatened.The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
1890
Title
A new Australian genus, Androcalva, separated from Commersonia (Malvaceae s.l. or Byttneriaceae)
Publication
Australian Systematic Botany, 24, 284-349
Author
Wilkins C.F. & Whitlock B.A.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SB10032
Publisher
 
Year
2011
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
,
1890
Title
A new Australian genus, Androcalva, separated from Commersonia (Malvaceae s.l. or Byttneriaceae)
Publication
Australian Systematic Botany, 24, 284-349
Author
Wilkins C.F. & Whitlock B.A.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SB10032
Publisher
 
Year
2011
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

Southeast Australia - eastern New South Wales, southeast Queensland and ?Victoria

Habitat

On the coast and adjacent ranges, growing on rocky hillsides, along creek banks in riparian scrub, in low open heathland, open eucalypt forest or littoral rainforest, in skeletal soil, sandy loam over trachyte or rhyolite, or deep soil on sandstone[
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
HabitShrub
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Androcalva fraseri is known to be somewhat frost-tolerant[
343
Title
Growing Native Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/
Publisher
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of articles giving details of cultivation and matters of general interest (including a few plant uses) on over 250 Australian plants.
]. It is said to be 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

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant can sucker freely and has been used to make an effective 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.
,
343
Title
Growing Native Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/
Publisher
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of articles giving details of cultivation and matters of general interest (including a few plant uses) on over 250 Australian plants.
].

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 bark is used extensively as a tying material. It yields a fine fibre suitable for matting and cordage, and a good quality of paper could doubtless be made from it[
454
Title
Useful Fiber Plants of the World
Publication
 
Author
Dodge C.R.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
USDA; Washington.
Year
1897
ISBN
 
Description
A rather dated, but very comprehensive catalogue of fibre plants from around the world. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation


Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2024-06-12. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Androcalva+fraseri>

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