Photo by Mark Norman,
Male flower by CC-BY: S.& A. Pearson,
The fruits by CC-BY: S.& A. Pearson, Lucidcentral.org.
Juvenile leaves by CC-BY: S.& A. Pearson,
Gordon Paul Guymer, 1989
Mix - Gravel
Medium - Maximum
White / Vine-Red
Whitsunday Bottle Tree
This member of the
was given this name by Gordon Paul Guymer in 1989. It is found around,
Proserpine, Queensland in North-Eastern Australia. It is growing in a well drained soil
like granite gravel with quite some water and lots of sun. The trunk can grow
from 80 to 140 centimetres in diameter, the entire tree from eight to
fifteen metres in height. The flowers are white with vine-red marking.
The genera name from Greek, brachys, short and chiton, a
tunic, a reference to the coating on the seed.
The species name means 'compact, close together' just because of it is
The trunk of an older tree, by Geoffrey
A adult leaf by CC-BY: S.& A. Pearson,