Brachychiton incanus R.Br. al., Pl.Jav.Rar. 234 (1844)

Conservation Code: Priority Three
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 25 September 1996

Tree, 4-6(-15) m high. Fl. red/pink-red, Jul to Sep. Sandy soils over sandstone or quartzite. Rocky slopes, scarps & ridges.


Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Northern Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Berkeley, Pentecost, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

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

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

Tree. Stems glabrous. Leaves 100-385 mm long, 80-160 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). Calyx pink or red, stellate hairs present. Stamens many. Ovary styles several, free and separate, arising from the summit of the ovary, 4-5 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 July, August or September. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, IBRA Bioregion North Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte or Central Kimberley. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).