Family:
Malvaceae Juss.

Brachychiton populneus (Schott & Endl.) R.Br.

This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Queensland to E. Victoria. It is has environmental uses and for food.

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 1500–1500 m a.s.l. Cultivated in Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia.
Habit
Tree.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 1500 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Árbol

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen glabrous monoecious tree
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with 2–7 cm long petiole; blade entire to 3–5-lobed, ovate to ovate-lanceolate or elliptic, 5–10 x 2–6 cm, acuminate at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in a pendulous panicle, unisexual
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx forming a bell-shaped corolla-like structure 10–20 mm long, lobed to about the middle, reddish and variegated, sparsely pubescent with stellate hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androphore
Androphore c. 5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles on 2–3 cm long stalks, elliptic, flattened, 4–6 x 1.5–2.5 cm, glabrous, acute, black or brown, villous inside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds rounded, 3–4 mm in diam.
Distribution
Cutivated at least in Hargeisa (N1) native of Australia but widely cultivated as an ornamental or as a shade tree.

[FTEA]

Sterculiaceae, Martin Cheek & Laurence Dorr; Nesogordonia, Laurence Dorr, Lisa Barnett. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2007

Note
East African material can be referred to B. populneus subsp. populneus, which is native to eastern and southeastern Australia but now widely cultivated as an ornamental.

[UPFC]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.

Native to:

New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria

Introduced into:

California, East Aegean Is., Ecuador, Pakistan, Spain, Trinidad-Tobago

Brachychiton populneus (Schott & Endl.) R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [s.n.], Australia K000671621
MacArthur, W. [119], New South Wales K000671622 holotype

First published in Pterocymbium: 234 (1844)

Accepted by

  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2015). Flora of North America North of Mexico 6: 1-468. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Galanos, C.J. (2015). The alien flora of terrestrial and marine ecosystems of Rodos island (SE Aegean), Greece Willdenowia 45: 261-278.
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Nasir, E. & Ali, S.I. (eds.) (1970-1995). Flora of West Pakistan 1-131.
  • Shamso, E. & Hamdy, R. (2010). Melhania steudneri (Sterculiaceae) new record for Egypt, and a synopsis of the Sterculiaceae in Egypt Nordic Journal of Botany 28: 174-181.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2015). Flora of North America North of Mexico 6: 1-468. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Galanos, C.J. (2015). The alien flora of terrestrial and marine ecosystems of Rodos island (SE Aegean), Greece Willdenowia 45: 261-278.
  • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Nasir, E. & Ali, S.I. (eds.) (1970-1995). Flora of West Pakistan 1-131.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • F.M. 27: 46 (1979), as populneum
  • F.Z. 1(2): 557 (1961)
  • Horsfield, Pl. Jav. Rar. 234 (1844)
  • I.T.U: 13 (1953)
  • Noad & Birnie, Trees Kenya: 271, fig. p. 272 (1989)
  • Thulin, Fl. Som. 2: 37 (1999).

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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  • FPI (2021). Food Plants International. https://fms.cmsvr.com/fmi/webd/Food_Plants_World?homeurl=https://foodplantsinternational.com/plants/
  • GRIN (2021). Germplasm Resources Information Network from the United States Department of Agriculture. https://www.ars-grin.gov/
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