Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Brachychiton diversifolius R.Br. subsp. diversifolius
Guymer, G.P. (1988) Australian Systematic Botany 1(3): 230.
Kurrajong; Kurrajong, Northern; Kurrajong, Tropical; Northern Kurrajong; Tropical Kurrajong
Deciduous; leafless from late July to October. Fine oak grain in the inner blaze.
Petioles long, about 4-10 cm, and slender. Leaf blades cordate to ovate-lanceolate, about 6-16 x 4-9 cm. Midrib raised on the upper surface of the leaf blade. Twig bark strong and fibrous when stripped. Large mucilage producing pores visible in the twig pith; apex of the leaf blade very long and slender.
Perianth about 6-8 mm long, valvate in the bud, densely pubescent outside, glandular-puberulent and punctate inside. Floral nectaries absent from the inside of the perianth tube.
Endemic to Australia, occurs in WA, NT, CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from sea level to 650 m. Grows in open forest communities across northern Australia but sometimes found in or on the margins of monsoon forest and gallery forest.