Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Brachychiton acerifolius Clompanus acerifolia, Sterculia acerifolia Sterculiaceae Australian Flame Tree
Brachychiton australis Brachychiton platanoides, Sterculia trichosiphon, Trichosiphon australe Sterculiaceae Broad Leaved Bottle Tree

Brachychiton australis (Schott & Endl.) Terr. in Boll. (A native of Australia, cultivated in Pakistan and elsewhere)
Brachychiton populneum (Schott & Endl.) R. Br. in Benn. (Indigenous to Australia; cultivated in Pakistan and other countries) (? Brachychiton populneus (Schott & Endl.) R. Br.)


Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide By Pradip Krishen (2005)- Details-
Encyclopedia of House Plants By Nico Vermeulen, Richard Rosenfeld (1999)- Details-
Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Details-
Sterculia diversifolia G. Don = Brachychiton populneus (Schott & Endl.) R. Br.


Brachychiton (Malvaceae) : 2 posts by 2 authors.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Brachychiton (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of species cultivated in India, with source references, it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Brachychiton is a completely cultivated genus in India as no species is mentioned in Malvaceae of India in Flora of India Vol-3 (Sharma et al.,1993) by Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata.


Pl. go through Brachychiton (‎‎‎Malvaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia.

If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.


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