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Family: STERCULIACEAE* 

 Brachychiton paradoxus var. bidwillii
 

Often seen as grafted. Doesn't work well, tend to have difficulties with creating new branches.

  
Author:  Heinrich Wilhelm Schott & Stephan Friedrich Ladislaus Endlicher 1832. (var. bidwillii; A. Terrac. 1897)
Family:  Sterculiaceae*
Habitat:  Australia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  35 centimetres
Height:  3 meters (5 meters)
Flower:  Red-Brown
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Little Kurrajong, Rusty Kurrajong
Synonyms:  Brachychiton bidwillii Hook. 1959. Sterculia bidwillii, Benth. 1863. Clompanus bidwillii, Kuntze 1891

Female parts of the flower.

Male parts of the flower.

The young plant does not have a significant caudex, just some swollen roots.

 

    This member of the Sterculiaceae* family was given this name by Heinrich Wilhelm Schott & Stephan Friedrich Ladislaus Endlicher in 1832. It is found in Australia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The stem will grow to 35 centimetres in diameter, the whole plant will reach for three up to five meters. The flowers are dark red.

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

Named after brachys, short and chiton, a tunic, a reference to the coating on the seed, and after John Carne Bidwill, a botanical collector of the 1840-50.

It is covered in flowers during mid summer - and two small leaves. Males and female mixed within the clusters.