Brachychiton acerifolius (A. Cunn.) F. Muell.

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Brachychiton acerifolius

Photo: David Hartung
Chatsworth Road, Harare

Brachychiton acerifolius

Photo: David Hartung
Chatsworth Road, Harare

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Synonyms: Sterculia acerifolia A. Cunn.
Common names: Australian flame tree (English)
Description: Tree to 20 m or more. leaves: lamina deeply palmately 5-7-lobed, glabrous, glossy. Flowers bright scarlet. Calyx hairless, 2 cm long. Fruit to 10 cm long, long-stalked, hairless.
Derivation of specific name: acerifolius: resembling an Acer (maple), presumably referring to the leaves.
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: New South Wales, Australia
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Friday 29 January 2010

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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Brachychiton acerifolius
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brachychiton acerifolius
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JSTOR Plant Science: Brachychiton acerifolius
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachychiton acerifolius
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachychiton acerifolius
Tropicos: Brachychiton acerifolius
West African Plants database: Brachychiton acerifolius

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Brachychiton acerifolius., retrieved 4 December 2016

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