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Author:  A. Terracino, 1897
Family:  STERCULIACEAE*
Origin:  Queensland; NE Australia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  70 Centimetres
Height:  8-25 Metres
Flower:  White - Crème Coloured
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Broad Leaved Bottletree
Synonyms:  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 25 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 'southern'.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Sterculiaceae is now part of the Malvaceae.


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