Rice paper plant (Tetrapanax papyrifer)



Rice-paper plant is regarded as an environmental weed or potential environmental weed in New South Wales, the ACT and Queensland.


It spreads from creeping stems. 


Rice paper plant is a large shrub to 4 m high. 

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Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Rice paper plant (Tetrapanax papyrifer).

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Legal requirements

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

Area Class Legal requirements
Lord Howe Island 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed

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For technical advice and assistance with identification please contact your local council weeds officer.
For further information call the NSW Invasive Plants and Animals Enquiry Line on 1800 680 244 or send an email to weeds@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Reviewed 2014