Brachychiton multicaulis Guymer
Austral.Syst.Bot. 1(3):305, Fig 52 (1988)

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


Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Ord Victoria Plain.

IBRA Subregions: South Kimberley Interzone.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Halls Creek.

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

Tree. Stems hairy. Leaves 95-185 mm long, 80-125 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; hairs and scales absent (leaves quite glabrous); stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves). Perianth of one whorl only (the visible whorl is a calyx, sometimes petaloid). Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) absent. Calyx green, 35 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, Sessile glands absent, Terminal appendages absent, number of ribs absent. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Staminodes present. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present. 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. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, IBRA Bioregion Ord-Victorian-Plain.