Brachychiton populneus (Schott & Endl.) R. Br.

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Brachychiton populneus

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Welstone Rd, N of Harare

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Synonyms: Brachychiton diversifolius Hort. non R. Br.
Sterculia diversifolia G. Don
Common names: Kurrajong (English)
Description: Tree to 20 m. Leaves ovate, glabrous, glossy, entire (or 3-5-lobed), resembling those of a poplar (Populus sp.). Inflorescence a panicle. Calyx white or greenish-yellow outside, with spots of darker colour within. Follicles to 7 cm, glabrous.
Derivation of specific name: populneus: from the Latin populnus, poplar-like, referring to the similarity of the adult leaves to those of European species of poplar.
Flowering time:Aug-Nov
Worldwide distribution: Australia: Queensland and New South Wales.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Saturday 12 January 2008

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Brachychiton populneus
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brachychiton populneus
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachychiton populneus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Brachychiton populneus., retrieved 21 April 2024

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