Brachychiton viscidulus (W.Fitzg.) Guymer
Austral.Syst.Bot. 1:277 (1989)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 19 May 2008

Tree, 2-8 m high. Fl. pink-red/orange, Apr to Dec or Jan. Red-brown clay, grey sandy clay,skeletal soils over sandstone, quartzite, granite, basalt or limestone. Rocky slopes, scarps, gorges & low hills, islands.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzroy Trough, Hart, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pentecost, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

IMCRA Regions: Kimberley.

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

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

Tree. Stems glabrous. Leaves 110-360 mm long, 80-200 mm wide, palmately lobed, simply (once-)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, 6-9 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Calyx green or pink, 45-55 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); anthers 1-2.5 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; styles several, free and separate, arising from the summit of the ovary, 18 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 January, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, IBRA Bioregion North Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte, Central Kimberley, Dampierland or Ord-Victorian-Plain.