Brachychiton australis

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Broad-leaved bottle tree
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Brachychiton
B. australis
Binomial name
Brachychiton australis
(Schott & Endl.) A.Terracc.

Brachychiton australis, commonly known as the broad-leaved bottle tree, is a small tree of the genus Brachychiton[a] found in eastern Australia.[2] It was originally classified in the family Sterculiaceae, which is now within Malvaceae.


  1. ^ The genus Brachychiton was traditionally placed in the family Sterculiaceae, but that family, along with Bombacaceae and Tiliaceae, has been found to be polyphyletic and is now sunk into a more broadly-defined Malvaceae[1]


  1. ^ Stevens, Peter F. (29 January 2015). "Angiosperm Phylogeny Website". Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Brachychiton australis". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.