Brachychiton Schott & Endl.
  • Melet. Bot. 34. 1832.
  • [Greek brachys, short, and chiton, tunic, evidently alluding to covering of short hairs on seeds]


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General Information

Trees [shrubs], trunks often swollen proximally, plants monoecious. Leaves: stipules caducous [persistent]; blade often lobed, base usually cuneate to truncate or cordate, margins usually entire or serrate, palmately or pinnately veined. Flowers functionally unisexual; sepals ± valvate, basally connate; nectaries 0 or 10–16; stamens (staminodes in pistillate flowers) [10–]25–30; anthers often crowded; ovary stalked, carpels 5, distinct; styles 5, connate; stigmas 5. Follicles woody, outsides glabrous, insides stellate-hairy. Seeds hairy. x = 20.

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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCE Guymer, G. P. 1988. A taxonomic revision of Brachychiton (Sterculiaceae). Austral. Syst. Bot. 1: 199–323.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    [Greek brachys, short, and chiton, tunic, evidently alluding to covering of short hairs on seeds]

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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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