Brachychiton populneus

(Schott & Endlicher) R. Brown

Pterocymbium, 234. 1844.

IllustratedIntroduced
Basionym: Poecilodermis populnea Schott & Endlicher Melet. Bot., 33. 1832
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 190.

Plants mostly 6–20 m. Leaf-blades mostly lanceolate-ovate to lanceolate, sometimes 1–2 (–5) -lobed, 5–16 cm, base mostly cuneate, sometimes truncate or cordate, apex apiculate to cirrhous, surfaces glabrous. Panicles 10–60-flowered. Sepals abaxially cream to greenish, adaxially usually green and marked with red, rarely mostly red, forming perianths 10–16 × 13–16 mm. Follicles stalked, ellipsoid to ovoid, becoming navicular on dehiscence, mostly 2–7 cm. Seeds 2–22 [–140]. 2n = 40 (Australia).


Phenology: Flowering (Jan–)May–Jul(–Nov).
Habitat: Disturbed sites
Elevation: 200–500 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Calif., Australia

Discussion

Brachychiton populneus may be marginally established in the flora area or may persist outside cultivation only as abandoned plantings.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
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John L. Strother +
(Schott & Endlicher) R. Brown +
cordate +, truncate +  and cuneate +
Poecilodermis populnea +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (16 cm160 mm <br />0.16 m <br />) +
1-2(-5)-lobed;mostly lanceolate-ovate;lanceolate +
Calif. +  and Australia +
200–500 m +
sparse;copious +
actinomorphic +
stellate-hairy +  and glabrous +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br />) +
Disturbed sites +
terminal +  and axillary +
connate +  and distinct +
simple +, stipulate +, sessile +, subsessile +  and petiolate +
distichous +  and alternate +
veined +, or +  and serrate +
(1-)2-many +
10-60-flowered +
5 +  and 4 +
Flowering (Jan–)May–Jul(–Nov). +
Pterocymbium, +
red;green and marked with red;abaxially cream;greenish +
late-deciduous +  and persistent +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
Illustrated +  and Introduced +
Mallow +
Brachychiton populneus +
Brachychiton +
species +
swollen +