Brachychiton velutinosus Kosterm.
Kostermans, A.G.J.H. (1977) Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences) 12(2) : 133. Type: Pullen 6870. mascul. (L). .. New Guinea, Central District., 43 miles S.E. of Port Moresby, Tavai Creek area, monsoon forest on low hills, alt. 20.
Kurrajong; Kurrajong, Brush; Brush Kurrajong
Fine oak grain in the wood and a corresponding pattern in the inner blaze. Pink granular stripes in the outer blaze. Blaze finely layered. Deciduous; leafless for a period in September or October.
Perianth induplicate-valvate in bud, with induplicate margins more than 2 mm wide. Perianth about 30-40 mm long, deep pinkish-red outside but the inner surface bright green near the base, the green colour extending outwards like spokes. Stellate hairs on the outer surface of the perianth cream or golden, stellate hairs on the inner surface whitish. Floral nectaries present on the inside near the base of the perianth tube. Often flowering when leafless.
Fruits densely brown stellate hairy outside, about 6.5-10.5 x 3-4.5 cm. Seeds about 11-12 x 7-8 mm.
A tree that has potential for planting in parks and gardens. It has attractive foliage and flowers are red.