Brachychiton

Schott & Endlicher
Melet. Bot., 34. 1832.
Introduced
Etymology: Greek brachys, short, and chiton, tunic, evidently alluding to covering of short hairs on seeds
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 189.

Trees [shrubs], trunks often swollen proximally, plants monoecious. Leaves: stipules caducous [persistent]; blade often lobed, base usually cuneate to truncate or cordate, margins usually entire or serrate, palmately or pinnately veined. Flowers functionally unisexual; sepals ± valvate, basally connate; nectaries 0 or 10–16; stamens (staminodes in pistillate flowers) [10–]25–30; anthers often crowded; ovary stalked, carpels 5, distinct; styles 5, connate; stigmas 5. Follicles woody, outsides glabrous, insides stellate-hairy. Seeds hairy. x = 20.

Distribution

Introduced; Calif., Pacific Islands (Papua New Guinea), Australia.

Discussion

Species 31 (1 in the flora).

... more about "Brachychiton"
John L. Strother +
Schott & Endlicher +
Calif. +, Pacific Islands (Papua New Guinea) +  and Australia. +
Greek brachys, short, and chiton, tunic, evidently alluding to covering of short hairs on seeds +
Melet. Bot., +
guymer1988a +
Introduced +
Mallow +
Brachychiton +
Malvaceae subfam. Sterculioideae +