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Plants of the Fraser Coast Region

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Acanthospermum hispidum     DC.

This introduced groundcover is commonly known as star burr.

Reported at 1 Fraser Coast locality: Teddington.

It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census and is listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.

In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act this taxon is not classified as it is not native to Queensland.
Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.

Acanthospermum hispidum is described as a "higher dicot" in the Asteraceae family.

Recorded on K'gari (Fraser Island). Also reported at Aubinville, Dundowran Beach, Howard, Maryborough, Teebar, Torbanlea and along Mary River (Juliet Musgrave, FCRC). As at 01/07/2016 declared as a Local Law Pest Plant for the Fraser Coast region. 

Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.

Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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