Often seen as grafted. Doesn't work well,
tend to have difficulties
with creating new branches. This is
B.p. var. bidwillii, A. Terrac. 1897
The young plant does not have a
significant caudex, just some swollen roots.
It is covered in flowers during
mid summer - and two small leaves. Males and female mixed within
Schott & S.F.L. Endlicher, 1832.
Territory, Queensland; Australia
Kurrajong, Rusty Kurrajong
Sterculia bidwillii, Benth. 1863.
Clompanus bidwillii, Kuntze, 1891.
Brachychiton paradoxus var. pubescens,
Brachychiton ramiflorus, R.Br.
Clompanus paradoxa, Kuntze.
Sterculia paradoxa, Druce.
Sterculia paradoxa var. typica, Domin.
Sterculia ramiflora, Benth.
This member of the
Sterculiaceae* family was given this name by Heinrich Wilhelm Schott and
Stephan Friedrich Ladislaus Endlicher in 1832. It is found in Northern
Territory and Queensland 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.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Sterculiaceae is now part of the Malvaceae.
The genera name from Greek, brachys, short and chiton, a
tunic, a reference to the coating on the seed.
The species name
means 'contrary to the usual type, apparently absurd'.