Queensland Native Seeds

Brachychiton bidwillii

Scientific NameBrachychiton bidwillii
Common Name(s)Little Kurrajong, Rusty Kurrajong
FamilyMalvaceae, Subfamily Sterculioideae


Variable small tree or shrub from one to five metres.


Seed harvested to date is mostly restricted to the ornamental trade. Considering its limited stature, attractive flowers and unique appearance, B. bidwillii appears to be an underutilised native plant in cultivation.

Historical Notes


Mostly recorded in an area bounded by Shoalwater Bay, Mt Promenade, Injune and the Gold Coast. Also some isolated recordings north of Mackay, near Townsville and much further north again near Coen.

Distribution Map | Brachychiton bidwillii | Queensland Native Seeds

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