Byttneria dasyphylla (Andrews) J.Gay
Byttneria pannosa (R.Br.) DC.
Lasiopetalum tomentosum Cels ex J.Gay
Restiaria dasyphylla (Andrews) Kuntze
Rulingia dasyphylla (Andrews) Sweet
Rulingia pannosa R.Br.
Common Name: Kerrawang
Commersonia dasyphylla is an erect, spreading, evergreen shrub that can grow around 1 - 4 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials..
Australia - eastern Queensland, New South Wales and eastern Victoria.
Found in open eucalyptus forest, melaleuca forest, or allocasuarina woodland, in granite or rhyolite rock outcrops on steep slopes, often near creek banks, in sandy soil.s[
]. Found especially in gullies[
] up to the alpine zone[
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This species is hardy to about -7°c in Australian gardens[
], though this cannot be applied directly to British gardens due to our cooler summers that often fail to fully ripen new shoots, and our longer, colder and wetter winters[
Succeeds in most soils and situations in Australian gardens[
Plants often commence flowering when young and before the stems have properly lignified[
The plant has been recorded as becoming abundant after a fire.[
The plant makes a fairly useful screen[
The fibrous inner bark has been used to make cordage[
Wood - fairly hard, porous[