The Red-flowered Kurrajong Brachychiton megaphyllus is a large-leaved shrub of savanna and open forests of the north-west of the Northern Territory, Australia. It is deciduous during the tropical dry season and flowers and fruits whilst leafless. Excavation revealed a large, carrot-shaped tap-root which may enable the plant to maintain positive moisture balance whilst flowering by storing water. The Red-flowered Kurrajong raises intriguing questions about seasonality and life history in the monsoon tropics.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Northern Territory Naturalist|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2013|