5084.000 Brachychiton Schott & Endl. - Bottle-trees

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Description of the genus

Trees, often with a swollen, bottle-shaped trunk. Leaves alternate, entire or palmately lobed. Inflorescences usually of axillary panicles. Flowers bisexual or unisexual. Calyx petaloid. Petals 0. Stamens united into a column with a head of 10-15 anthers. Ovary with 5 loculi. Stigma peltate or lobed. Fruit a woody follicle, dehiscing along one side when ripe.

Very similar to Sterculia and differing "in having seeds in compartments of the hairy honeycomb-like endocarp within the follicles" (Hortus Third, p. 176).

Worldwide: 31 species in Australia and New Guinea

Mozambique: 3 cultivated taxa.

Brachychiton discolor

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

acerifolius (A. Cunn.) F. Muell.Description, Image
discolor F. Muell.Description, Image
populneus (Schott & Endl.) R. Br.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Brachychiton:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Brachychiton

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Brachychiton
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brachychiton
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Brachychiton
Wikipedia: Brachychiton
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brachychiton
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachychiton

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Brachychiton.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1644, retrieved 30 March 2023

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