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Species profile—Brachychiton sp. (Ormeau L.H.Bird AQ435851) (Ormeau bottle tree)

Classification

Plantae (plants) → Equisetopsida (land plants) → SterculiaceaeBrachychiton sp. (Ormeau L.H.Bird AQ435851) (Ormeau bottle tree)

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Species details

Kingdom
Plantae (plants)
Class
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Family
Sterculiaceae
Scientific name
Brachychiton sp. (Ormeau L.H.Bird AQ435851)
Common name
Ormeau bottle tree
WildNet taxon ID
7389
Alternate name(s)
Ormeau kurrajong
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
CR
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Critically endangered
Conservation significant
Yes
Confidential
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Description
Brachychiton sp. (Ormeau L.H.Bird AQ435851) is a member of the bottle tree family, growing up to about 25m high. The trunk is thick, cylindrical and bulbous. Smaller trees have green, striated bark. Mature trees have bark that is fissured, rough and dark in colour. The crown forms a mass of thick green foliage and the fruits are woody follicles. Flowers are greenish coloured and occur in dense clusters at the ends of branches, surrounded by leaves. (Herbecs 2008)
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Distribution
This species is restricted to the Ormeau area of south-east Queensland. (Herbrecs 2008)
Distributional limits
-27.7921944, 153.2068986
-27.8259167, 153.22775
Range derivation
Range derived from extent of the taxon's verified records
Habitat
It occurs in rainforest; notophyll vineforest on steep slopes; on creek banks and alluvial terraces in coarse sands and silts; and on black loam. It has also been recorded in remnant roadside vineforest, in clear areas in rainforest, and in cleared or cultivated farmland. (Herbrecs 2008)
Notes
Contributors: Gordon Guymer, Mellisa Mayhew 27/01/2009
References
Herbrecs (2008). Brachychiton sp. (Ormeau L.H.Bird AQ435851), in BriMapper version 2.12. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 21/11/2008.
Profile author
Gordon Guymer (27/01/2009)

Other resources

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)
The Australasian Virtual Herbarium (AVH)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=7389

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
8 March 2022
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