Queensland Native Seeds

Brachychiton populneus

Scientific NameBrachychiton populneus
CategoriesTree
Common Name(s)Kurrajong
FamilyMalvaceae, Subfamily Sterculioideae

Description

"Evergreen tree to 20 m high." (PlantNET)

Notes

"Widespread in forest and woodland, especially on the Western Slopes. Often grown for shade and fodder." (PlantNET)

B. populneus seed is collected in significant quantities for mine rehabilitation. Seed is easily germinated in controlled propagation facilities and initial growth is relatively rapid.

Historical Notes

Distribution

There are two subspecies of this taxon. B. populneus subsp. trilobus is recorded from approximately 75km SW of Cairns down through coastal and inland parts of Queensland and through western NSW. B .populneus subsp. populneus occurs from Shoalwater Bay in Queensland SW to Rolleston extending down the coast and adjacent inland through NSW, Victoria and in eastern South Australia.

Distribution Map | Brachychiton populneus | Queensland Native Seeds

Brachychiton populneus | juvenile plant | Queensland Native Seeds
Brachychiton populneus | bark | Queensland Native Seeds
Brachychiton populneus | bark | Queensland Native Seeds
Brachychiton populneus | bud, inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Brachychiton populneus | bud, inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Brachychiton populneus | leaves, bud, inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Brachychiton populneus | fruit, seed | Queensland Native Seeds
Brachychiton populneus | senescent fruit | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

PlantNET (The NSW Plant Information Network System). Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney. http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au [Accessed: 17th Oct 2019]

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Brachychiton~populneus