Synadenium grantii Hook. f.
African milk bush, African milkbush
Native to tropical eastern Africa (i.e. Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and eastern Zaire).
Locally naturalised in south-eastern Queensland.
African milk bush (Synadenium grantii) is a minor environmental weed in Queensland. This species has escaped cultivation as a garden ornamental and become naturalised in urban bushland and riparian vegetation in south-eastern Queensland.
It is also regarded as an undesirable plant by some local authorities in this region (e.g. in Gold Coast City and Caboolture Shire) because of its poisonous milky sap.
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