Androcalva fraseri (Synonym: Commersonia fraseri )— Brush Kurrajong, Blackfellow's Hemp.—MALVACEAE

Androcalva fraseri

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Habitat— Widespread in rainforest and moist eucalypt forest on the coast and adjacent ranges.

Distribution—Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Description—Small tree or shrub, lenticels not obvious.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Beach, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Burgess Beach, Cape Hawke, Cliff Road, Coocumbac Island, Crowdy Bay National Park, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Dixon Property, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, One Mile Beach, Pebbly Beach, Queen Elizabeth Park Taree, Red Head, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Saltwater Nature Reserve, Sea Acres National Park, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Stephen Street Reserve, Talawahl Nature Reserve, Tiona and Wallingat National Park.

Leaves.—Ovate, lamina mostly 5 to 17 cm long, 2 to 7 cm wide, irregularly toothed with 2 or 3 teeth per cm, sometimes shortly lobed, lower surface tomentose, pale whitish grey; petiole usually 5 to 20 mm long.

Androcalva fraseri
Androcalva fraseri

Inflorescence—Staminodes glabrous, as long as petals, lateral lobes linear, shortly fused to central lobe.


Fruit—Capsule 15 to 25 mm diam., bristles 5 to 10 mm long, stellate—pubescent.

Ripe.—Summer to Autumn

Androcalva fraseri