A. Terracino, 1897
Queensland; NE Australia
||White - Crème
Trichosiphum australe Schott & Endl. 1832.
Brachychiton australis var. typicum, A.Terracc.
Brachychiton platanoides, R.Br.
Brachychiton trichosiphon, Ewart & O.B.Davies.
Clompanus australis, Kuntze.
Sterculia australis, Druce.
Sterculia australis var. acuminata, Domin
Sterculia australis var. dietrichiae, Domin
Sterculia australis var. genuina, Domin
Sterculia trichosiphon, Benth.
This member of the Sterculiaceae*
family was given this mane by A. Terracino in 1897. It is found in Queensland, north-eastern Australia, growing in a well drained soil with some water
and lots of sun. The stem can grow to 70 centimetres in diameter,
and it looses it's swollen form by age, where it will reach eight to
meters height. The flowers are white to slightly dark crème coloured.
The genera name from Greek
brachys, meaning 'short', and chiton, meaning 'tunic'.
This refers to its loose seed coverings. The species name means
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Sterculiaceae is now part of the Malvaceae.