Bottle Tree

Scientific Name: 
Brachychiton rupestris
Family Name: 
Sterculiaceae
Place of Origin: 
Australia
Plant Description: 
A tree known for it's swollen bottle shaped trunk and bushy canopy.
Plant Height: 
Up to 20m
Of Interest: 
The "bottle" of the Bottle Tree contains a significant amount of water. Aboriginies would cut holes in the trunk to create a small bowl shape to collect the water. All parts of the plant are used as a source of food for people and animals. If there was ever a tree you wanted to hug - this would be it - it just tempts you to wrap your arms around its swollen belly - gorgeous!
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Large Tree
Climate: 
Cool
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Tropical
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Deciduous

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