Sterculia caudata Benth.
Sterculia decipiens W.Fitzg.
Brachychiton diversifolius is a tree usually growing from 3 - 18 metres tall, with occasional specimens to 25 metres[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its edible seed and fibre.
Although we have seen no specific information for this species, the seed capsule of most, if not all members of this genus contains irritant, glochid-like, hairs and should only be handled when wearing gloves[
Northern Australia - Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia.
Stony hills, along rivers in Western Australia, growing in red sandy soils, basalt and limestone[
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Prefers a sunny position in a well-drained moderately fertile soil[
Seed - cooked[
]. Surprisingly low in protein and fats[
A strong fibre is obtained from the bark[
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