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Erythroxylum australe

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Erythroxylaceae
Scientific name  Erythroxylum australe
Order  Malpighiales
Genus  Erythroxylum
Rank  Species
Erythroxylum australe Factsheet Erythroxylum australe
Similar  Erythroxylum monogynum, Erythroxylum novogranatense, Erythroxylum

Erythroxylum australe is a shrub or small tree in the Malpighiales, endemic to northern Australia. The plant is known by a variety of names including Brigalow Erythroxylon Shrub and Dogwood.

Erythroxylum australe Cocaine bush

The plant grows in a wide variety of habitats in subcoastal and coastal regions, from dry rainforest and vine thickets to open savanna woodland.

Erythroxylum australe Cocaine bush

The leaves contain 0.8% meteloidine, an alkaloid similar to cocaine. All Erythroxylaceae species are prohibited plants in NSW.

Erythroxylum australe Cocaine bush
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Erythroxylum australe Wikipedia


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