Brachychiton rupestris (T.Mitch. ex Lindl.) K.Schum., Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(6): 96 1893. (Syn: Brachychiton delabechei F.Muell. [Illegitimate]; Clompanus rupestris (T.Mitch. ex Lindl.) Kuntze; Delabechea rupestris T.Mitch. ex Lindl.; Oleobachia macrophylla auct. (Unresolved); Oleobachia palustrie Mast. (Unresolved); Sterculia rupestris (T.Mitch. ex Lindl.) Benth.);


Euphorbiaceae for id 090311MK1: 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Kindly help to id this Euphorbiaceae member, planted in a big pot at a nursery near Chennai. The plant is not flowering that time. The local trade name is ‘Bottle tree’ as this have bottle-like butress
Date: 08 Jan 2011
Place: Padappai, Chennai
Altitude: c 10 msl
Height of tree: 1-2 M
Leaf rachis: 20 cm

The local name leads to Brachychiton rupestris belonging to Malvaceae (also placed in Sterculiaceae).