Brachychiton

Local nameBraquiquito
LocationLisbon, Portugal

Brachychiton is a genus of 31 species of trees and large shrubs, native to Australia, and New Guinea. Fossils from New South Wales and New Zealand are estimated to be 50 million years old, corresponding to the Paleogene.

They grow to 4 – 30m tall, and some are dry-season deciduous. Several species are pachycaul plants with a very stout stem for their overall size, used to store water during periods of drought. The leaves show intraspecific variation and generally range from entire to deeply palmately lobed with long slender leaflet-like lobes joined only right at the base. Their sizes range from 4 – 20 cm long and wide.

Tags Natural Monument
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brachychiton

Coordinates 38°42'15.886" N -9°9'46.464" E

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