Brachychiton megaphyllus, the Red-flowered Kurrajong

Donald Franklin, Patricia Bate

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)81-88
    Number of pages8
    JournalNorthern Territory Naturalist
    Volume24
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

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