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Brachychiton Schott & Endl., Melet. 34. 1832. Hutch., Gen. Fl. Pl. 2:519.1967.

Trees, with entire or palmately lobed leaves. Inflorescence axillary or terminal, solitary raceme or panicle. Flowers actinomorphic, unisexual or bisexual or both on the same plant. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes usually spreading. Petals absent. Stamens 10-15. Carpels 5, syncarpous, free at maturity; ovary 5-loculed; stigma peltate, radiate or lobed. Etaerio of follicles stalked, woody. Seeds numerous, biseriate, enclosed within thick, honey-comb like endocarp.

A genus of 11 Australian species, introduced in Asia, and less commonly in Africa and America. Represented in Pakistan by 2 cultivated species.

1 Leaves entire to 3-5-lobed, usually longer than broad. Calyx bell-shaped, glabrescent. Stamens glabrous   Brachychiton populneum
+ Leaves palmately 5-7-lobed, broader than long. Calyx tubular-campanulate, tomentose outside. Stamens hairy   Brachychiton australis

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