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Photo by Mark Norman, Inaturalist.ala.org.au.


Male flower by CC-BY: S.& A. Pearson, Lucidcentral.org.


The fruits by CC-BY: S.& A. Pearson, Lucidcentral.org.


Juvenile leaves by CC-BY: S.& A. Pearson, Lucidcentral.org.

Author: 

Gordon Paul Guymer, 1989

Family: 

STERCULIACEAE*

Origin: 

Proserpine; Queensland; North-Eastern Australia

Soil: 

Mix - Gravel

Water: 

Medium - Maximum

Sun: 

Maximum

Thickness: 

80-140 Centimetres

Height: 

8-15 Metres

Flower: 

White / Vine-Red

Propagate: 

Seeds

Names: 

Whitsunday Bottle Tree

Synonyms: 

-

This member of the Sterculiaceae* family was given this name by Gordon Paul Guymer in 1989. It is found around, Proserpine, Queensland in North-Eastern Australia. It is growing in a well drained soil like granite gravel with quite some water and lots of sun. The trunk can grow from 80 to 140 centimetres in diameter, the entire tree from eight to fifteen metres in height. The flowers are white with vine-red marking.

The genera name from Greek, brachys, short and chiton, a tunic, a reference to the coating on the seed. The species name means 'compact, close together' just because of it is smaller.


The trunk of an older tree, by Geoffrey Sinclair,  Inaturalist.ala.org.au.


A adult leaf by CC-BY: S.& A. Pearson, Lucidcentral.org.