Brachychiton populneus

(Schott & Endlicher) R. Brown

Pterocymbium, 234. 1844

Selected by author to be illustratedIntroduced
Basionyms: Poecilodermis populnea Schott & Endlicher Melet. Bot., 33. 1832
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 190.
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Illustrator: Linny Heagy
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


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



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

AuthorJohn L. Strother +
Authority(Schott & Endlicher) R. Brown +
BasionymsPoecilodermis populnea +
DistributionCalif. + and Australia. +
Elevation200–500 m +
HabitatDisturbed sites +
IllustratorLinny Heagy +
Introducedtrue +
PhenologyFlowering (Jan–)May–Jul(–Nov). +
Publication titlePterocymbium, +
Publication year1844 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V6/V6 340.xml +
Special statusSelected by author to be illustrated + and Introduced +
SynonymsMallow +
Taxon familyMalvaceae +
Taxon nameBrachychiton populneus +
Taxon parentBrachychiton +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 6 +