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

Discussion

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

References

None.

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 xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse 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 +