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Plants of the Fraser Coast Region

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Jatropha gossypiifolia     L.

This introduced shrub is commonly known as bellyache bush.

Jatropha gossypiifolia is described as a "dicot" in the Euphorbiaceae family.

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

A category 3 restricted invasive plant under the Biosecurity Act 2014. Reported at Point Vernon. 

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.


Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.


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