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Useful Tropical Plants

Brachychiton diversifolius

R.Br.

Malvaceae

+ Synonyms

Sterculia caudata Benth.

Sterculia decipiens W.Fitzg.

Common Name:

Brachychiton diversifolius
Tree growing in an open place
Photograph by: Fagg, M.
Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens
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General Information

Brachychiton diversifolius is a tree usually growing from 3 - 18 metres tall, with occasional specimens to 25 metres[
285
Title
Florabase
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Author
 
Website
https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/
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Year
0
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Description
An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its edible seed and fibre.

Known Hazards

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[
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Title
Desert Tropicals
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Author
 
Website
http://www.desert-tropicals.com/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
The main focus of the site is succulent plants, but it also contains information on a wide range of other species. Usually at least one good photograph, plus basic information about the plant and its cultivation.
,
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Botanical References

285
Title
Florabase
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants

Range

Northern Australia - Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia.

Habitat

Stony hills, along rivers in Western Australia, growing in red sandy soils, basalt and limestone[
285
Title
Florabase
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Prefers a sunny position in a well-drained moderately fertile soil[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Edible Uses

Seed - cooked[
193
Title
Wild Food Plants of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Low. T.
Publisher
Angus and Robertson.
Year
1989
ISBN
0-207-14383-8
Description
Well presented, clear information and good photographs. An interesting read for the casual reader as well as the enthusiast
]. Surprisingly low in protein and fats[
193
Title
Wild Food Plants of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Low. T.
Publisher
Angus and Robertson.
Year
1989
ISBN
0-207-14383-8
Description
Well presented, clear information and good photographs. An interesting read for the casual reader as well as the enthusiast
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A strong fibre is obtained from the bark[
156
Title
Useful Wild Plants in Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Cribb. A. B. and J. W.
Publisher
William Collins Pty Ltd. Sidney
Year
1981
ISBN
0-00-216441-8
Description
A very readable book.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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