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Plants of the Fraser Coast Region

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Species information

Abelmoschus rhodopetalus     F.Muell.

This native shrub is commonly known as native rosella.

Abelmoschus rhodopetalus is described as a "dicot" in the Malvaceae family.

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

A few old records to the north and south of the region. More common in northern Australia. Previously known as Abelmoschus moschatus subsp. tuberosus (Queensland Flora Census 2023). 

It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census but is not 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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