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Brachychiton populneus

English names: Kurrajong, Australian bottle tree

Latin name: Brachychiton populneus

Family: Mallows- Malvaceae

Origin: Australia

The Brachychiton populneus is a rather small tree which grows both in humid coastal areas, and in semi-arid regions much further inland. The trunk serves to store water, and permits the plant to survive in a hot and dry climate. The bell-shaped flowers have a pale pink colour, while the leaves appear in various shapes, either straight with sharp endings, or lobed.


Brachychiton populneus