Erythroxylum australe

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Erythroxylum australe
Erythroxylum australe.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Erythroxylaceae
Genus: Erythroxylum
Species: E. australe
Binomial name
Erythroxylum australe

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.

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

The leaves contain 0.8% meteloidine, an alkaloid similar to cocaine. All Erythroxylaceae species are prohibited plants in NSW.[1]

Erythroxylum australe foliage.


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