Brachychiton viridiflorus (W.Fitzg.) Guymer
Austral.Syst.Bot. 1:290 (1989)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 25 September 1996

Tree, 2-8 m high. Fl. green & pink, Jun to Oct. Skeletal soils over sandstone or quartzite. Rugged scarps, scree & low rocky hills.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Northern Kimberley.

IBRA Subregions: Berkeley, Mitchell, Pentecost.

IMCRA Regions: Kimberley.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Derby-West Kimberley, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Wednesday 15 January 2020

Tree. Stems hairy. Leaves 45-120 mm long, 30-80 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves). Perianth of one whorl only (the visible whorl is a calyx, sometimes petaloid). Pedicel present, 3-5 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Calyx green or pink, 20-32 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs absent. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments absent (anthers sessile), indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; styles several, free and separate, arising from the summit of the ovary, 15 mm long, with five style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length. Fruits indehiscent and splitting into sections (schizocarps), length-width ratio at least 1.5 times as long as wide, mericarps smooth, hairs and scales absent; apex rounded; calyx deciduous before maturity; carpels 5; seeds per loculus 2-4 or ≥5. Flowering time June, July, August, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, IBRA Bioregion North Kimberley or Central Kimberley.