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

Distribution values could not be resolved to valid regions

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

Discussion

Species 31 (1 in the flora).

Lower Taxa

Facts about "Brachychiton"
AuthorJohn L. Strother +
AuthoritySchott & Endlicher +
DistributionCalif. +, Pacific Islands (Papua New Guinea) + and Australia. +
EtymologyGreek brachys, short, and chiton, tunic, evidently alluding to covering of short hairs on seeds +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorLinny Heagy +
Introducedtrue +
Publication titleMelet. Bot., +
Publication year1832 +
Referenceguymer1988a +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V6/V6 339.xml +
Special statusIntroduced +
SynonymsMallow +
Taxon familyMalvaceae +
Taxon nameBrachychiton +
Taxon parentMalvaceae subfam. Sterculioideae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 6 +