Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus —Kurrajong—MALVACEAE

Brachychiton populneus

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Habitat—Widespread in forest and woodland, especially on the Western Slopes. Also in Dry Rainforest and Vine Thickets. Often grown for shade and fodder

Distribution—From Victoria into New South Wales and Queensland

Description—Evergreen tree with a dense rounded crown to 20 m high.

Local occurrences

Tuncurry Flora Park

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, margins lobed to entire, ovate to lanceolate, lamina usually 5 to 10 cm long, glabrous, entire or 3 to 5 lobed, lobes very narrow, especially on saplings; petiole usually 5 to 10 cm long

Brachychiton populneus
Brachychiton populneus

Inflorescence—10 to 20 mm long, creamy-white and speckled dark red in throat. Carpels pubescent.

Flowering.—October to November

Fruit—Follicles glabrous, 2 to 7 cm long on stalks 2 to 5 cm long; outer layer of seed hirsute with irritant hairs below, glabrous above.

Ripe.—March to April

Brachychiton populneus