|Common Name(s)||Queensland Bottle Tree|
|Family||Malvaceae, Subfamily Sterculioideae|
A highly identifiable Queensland tree to 25m high, often much less, and characterised by its more or less bulbous trunk.
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.
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.
Botanical Illustrations by Sylvia Seiler. Compiled by Ross and Wilma Tait for the Chinchilla Field Naturalists’ Club, 2014