Queensland Native Seeds

Brachychiton rupestris

Scientific NameBrachychiton rupestris
CategoriesTree
Common Name(s)Queensland Bottle Tree
FamilyMalvaceae, Subfamily Sterculioideae

Description

A highly identifiable Queensland tree to 25m high, often much less, and characterised by its more or less bulbous trunk.

Notes

Usually associated with semi-evergreen vine thicket or brigalow. Often cultivated or present as street tree, the inland town of Roma being an obvious example. The seed of this tree is collected for use in mine rehabilitation and also for the ornamental plant trade.

Historical Notes

Distribution

Queensland

From just inland of Mackay, SW to near Longreach and Tambo; further south again to near St George and Goondiwindi; spread throughout subcoastal and inland parts of central an south-eastern Queensland.

Distribution Map | Brachychiton rupestris | Queensland Native Seeds

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Brachychiton rupestris | fruit, seed | Queensland Native Seeds

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