5 responses to “Brachychiton rupestris”

  1. Doug

    I encountered Brachychiton populneus planted along the street in San Pedro, California. I was surprised to see three trees endemic to Australia in the same neighborhood (including Callistemon (Bottlebrush tree) and Cupaniopsis anacardioides (Tuckeroo)). I guess the drought resistance is important in Southern California…

  2. Rae Whitten

    Click the link to the “largest Queensland bottle tree”. Charming slice of life of one man and some interesting pictures.

  3. Wendy Cutler

    I’m thrilled to be sharing the honours with my flickr friend Mike Bush, and also thrilled to learn more about this tree. Now I’ve learned even more, as I see here and elsewhere that Brachychiton are now in the Malvaceae family. I have label photos showing it in Sterculiaceae, which is what I’d have guessed from seeing Doug’s B. populneus photo.

  4. jessica

    Thanks for all the great info on this interesting tree.
    I did jump to the link for “largest Queensland bottle tree” and was delighted with the article about Roma and the fellow who is selling seedlings. And, I learned a new word: Spruik!
    I also checked out Brachychiton rupestris on Google Images to see lots of pix of its pretty flowers and of other Brachychiton relatives.
    Thanks so much for this great site. It’s always a treat.

  5. Trella

    Very interesting indeed! The ability to hold water in its trunk for a long period of time certainly gives it an advantage in these drought stricken times. Nice photos! Congratulations, Wendy, on getting your photo published here! Hope to see you around soon!

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