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Family: STERCULIACEAE* 

 Brachychiton australis
 

Photo from A Snail's Eye View.
Tend to be a bit slim by age.

  
Author:  A. Terracino 1897
Family:  Sterculiaceae*
Habitat:  Australia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  70 centimetres
Height:  15 metres
Flower:  Crème Coloured
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Broad Leaved Bottletree
Synonyms:  Trichosiphum australe Schott & Endl. 1832. Brachychiton platanoides R.Br. Brachychiton trichosiphon  J.W.Audas. Sterculia trichosiphon Benth.
This member of the Sterculiaceae* family was given this mane by A. Terracino in 1897. It is found in the central Australia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to 70 centimetres in diameter, and looses it's swollen form by age, where it will reach fifteen meters height. The flowers are slightly dark crème coloured.

 *This family might been incorporated in the Malvaceae family now, as sub-family: Sterculioideae, tribe: Sterculieae.