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Plants of the Fraser Coast Region

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Ricinus communis     L.

This introduced shrub is commonly known as castor oil plant.

Ricinus communis 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.

Listed as an invasive plant under the Biosecurity Act 2014 but not prohibited or restricted. 

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.

Reported at 5 Fraser Coast localities: Burrum Heads, Maryborough, Mount Urah, Pioneers Rest, Tiaro.

Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.


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