Brachychiton platanoides R.Br.
Brachychiton trichosiphon (Benth.) Ewart & O.B.Davies
Clompanus australis (Schott & Endl.) Kuntze
Sterculia australis (Schott & Endl.) Druce
Sterculia trichosiphon Benth.
Trichosiphum australe Schott & Endl.
Brachychiton australis is a briefly deciduous tree with a dense canopy, growing up to 12 metres tall[
A favourite food of the native Aborigines, it is little harvested nowadays. A very ornamental tree with a beautiful canopy and strongly scented, small, white flowers[
Fine, irritant hairs are contained in the seedpods[
Australia - Queensland.
Rocky knolls in dry rainforest and vine thickets at elevations up to 800 metres[
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
A plant of lowland areas in the subtropics and tropics of eastern Australia. Plants can tolerate light frosts[
Prefers a sunny position[
]. Requires a well-drained soil of at least moderate fertility[
]. Established plants are very drought resistant[
Seed - cooked[
Roots of young plants - raw[
]. It is unclear whether or not the Aborigines prepared the root in any way before consumption[
]. The yam-like tuberous root is often much broader than the stem above[
Seed - pre-soak for 12 - 24 hours in warm water[
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