Queensland Bottle Tree

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    Queensland Bottle Tree @ Sydney Royal Botanic Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Queensland Bottle Tree
Formal Name
Brachychiton rupestris
Alias
Queensland bottle tree
Habitat
Australia,
Morph
evergreen (fallen leaf) tall trees

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What is Queensland Bottle Tree

Queensland Bottle Tree or narrow-leaved bottle tree (Scientific name: Brachychiton rupestris) is a unique species in the state of Queensland in the southeastern part of Australia, and it is the evergreen (fallen leaf) tall trees of the family Malvaceae. It is considered to be a houseplant or garden tree in Japan. The root of the trunk becomes enlarged and it becomes a barrel shape and moisture can be stored. Aborigines use it as a source of water. Also, root and seed are edible. The trunk diameter is the breast height, which is 2 to 3.5 m. Leaf height 11 cm, leaf width 2 cm long and slender. In autumn, bell-shaped flowers with red spots will bloom in the yellow ground.

Common name: Queensland Bottle Tree, Scientific name: Brachychiton rupestris, also known as Queensland Bottle Tree, narrow-leaved bottle tree, Origin: Queensland State, Australia, Classification Name: Brachyurya brachykitone, inflorescence form: discrete inflorescence, flower size: 0.7 cm, flowering period: September to November.

Detailed information

Order
Malvales
Family
Malvaceae
Genus
Brachychiton
Species
B. rupestris
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Cyme
Petal shape
Campanulate
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Specific area
Color
Orange, Yellow
Season
SepOctNov
Height
1000 ~ 2000 [cm]
Diameter
0.7 ~ 0.7

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