Brachychiton √óroseus subsp. roseus

Hybrid Flame Tree

A hybrid between B. acerifolius and B. populneus. Erect tree to about 10 m tall with a broad crown. Leaves variable but mostly ovate, 12-15 cm long, 6-8 cm wide, dark and glossy above, pale below. Flowers in terminal or axillary panicles or clusters with individual flowers pink outside and crimson inside with yellow markings, Nov.-Feb. Fruit hairless outside, beaked, mostly 7-10 cm long, 2.5-3 cm wide. Dec.-Apr. Seeds about 8 mm long. [B. populneo-acerifolius F.Muell.; Brachychiton ×hybridus hort.]

A hybrid that is not known to occur naturally.

Trees referred to horticulturally as Brachychiton 'Hybrida' are possibly crosses between B. acerifolia and B. discolor.

SA: Glenside (Pineview Village, Greenhill Rd, grounds originally part of Glenside Hospital, plaque reports planted 1852). VIC: Geelong (Geelong Botanic Gardens, 2 trees 19 m tall in 1989; Mont Park).

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Sterculiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malvales
family       Malvaceae
genus        Brachychiton Schott & Endl.
species         Brachychiton √óroseus Guymer