Female parts of the flower.
of the flower.
The young plant does not have a
significant caudex, just some swollen roots.
This member of the Sterculiaceae*
family was given this name by Heinrich Wilhelm Schott &
Stephan Friedrich Ladislaus Endlicher in 1832. It is found in Australia,
growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The
stem will grow to 35 centimetres in diameter, the whole plant will
reach for three up to five meters. The flowers are dark red.
*This family might be incorporated
in the Malvaceae
family now, as sub-family: Sterculioideae, tribe: Sterculieae.
Named after brachys,
short and chiton, a tunic, a reference to the coating on the seed,
and after John Carne Bidwill, a botanical collector of the 1840-50.