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Useful Temperate Plants

Commersonia dasyphylla

Andrews

Malvaceae

+ Synonyms

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

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General Information

Commersonia dasyphylla is an erect, spreading, evergreen shrub that can grow around 1 - 4 metres tall[
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.
,
1891
Title
A revision of Commersonia including Rulingia (Malvaceae s.l. or Byttneriaceae)
Publication
Australian Systematic Botany, 2012, 25, 81
Author
Wilkins C.F. & Whitlock B.A.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SB10031_CO
Publisher
 
Year
2011
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials..

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.
,
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.
,
1891
Title
A revision of Commersonia including Rulingia (Malvaceae s.l. or Byttneriaceae)
Publication
Australian Systematic Botany, 2012, 25, 81
Author
Wilkins C.F. & Whitlock B.A.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SB10031_CO
Publisher
 
Year
2011
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

Australia - eastern Queensland, New South Wales and eastern Victoria.

Habitat

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[
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.
,
1891
Title
A revision of Commersonia including Rulingia (Malvaceae s.l. or Byttneriaceae)
Publication
Australian Systematic Botany, 2012, 25, 81
Author
Wilkins C.F. & Whitlock B.A.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SB10031_CO
Publisher
 
Year
2011
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. Found especially in gullies[
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.
] up to the alpine zone[
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.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

This species is hardy to about -7°c in Australian gardens[
157
Title
Australian Native Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Wrigley. J. W. and Fagg. M.
Publisher
Collins. (Australia)
Year
1988
ISBN
0-7322-0021-0
Description
A lovely book, written in order to encourage Australian gardeners to grow their native plants. A little bit of information for the plant project.
], 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[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
Succeeds in most soils and situations in Australian gardens[
157
Title
Australian Native Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Wrigley. J. W. and Fagg. M.
Publisher
Collins. (Australia)
Year
1988
ISBN
0-7322-0021-0
Description
A lovely book, written in order to encourage Australian gardeners to grow their native plants. A little bit of information for the plant project.
].
Plants often commence flowering when young and before the stems have properly lignified[
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.
].
The plant has been recorded as becoming abundant after a fire.[
1891
Title
A revision of Commersonia including Rulingia (Malvaceae s.l. or Byttneriaceae)
Publication
Australian Systematic Botany, 2012, 25, 81
Author
Wilkins C.F. & Whitlock B.A.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SB10031_CO
Publisher
 
Year
2011
ISBN
 
Description
 
]

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant makes a fairly useful screen[
156
Title
Useful Wild Plants in Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Cribb. A. B. and J. W.
Publisher
William Collins Pty Ltd. Sidney
Year
1981
ISBN
0-00-216441-8
Description
A very readable book.
].

Other Uses

The fibrous inner bark has been used to make cordage[
156
Title
Useful Wild Plants in Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Cribb. A. B. and J. W.
Publisher
William Collins Pty Ltd. Sidney
Year
1981
ISBN
0-00-216441-8
Description
A very readable book.
].

Wood - fairly hard, porous[
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

Seed -
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