The Unusual Bottle Tree of Queensland Tauheed Ahmad October 22, 2015 Travel 2920 Brachychiton Rupestris originally classified in the family of Sterculiaceae, which is now within Malvaceae, is native of Queensland, Australia. Its grossly swollen trunk gives it an astonishing appearance and gives rise to the name. As a succulent, drought-deciduous tree, it is tolerant of a range of various soils, and temperatures. It can grow to 18 to 20 meters (Approximately 59 – 65 feet) in height and its trunk has an exclusive shape of a bottle. Its swollen trunk is primarily used for water storage and on every tree the leaves are variable from narrow and elliptic to deeply divide. The clusters of yellowy bell shaped flowers are hidden inside the foliage, and are followed by woody boat shaped fruits. Related PostsWhite Sandy Beach of Australia is White Haven on Earth The Mystical Blue Forest of Beligum All Carpeted With Blue Bell Flowers The Underwater Forest of Kaindy Lake The Aqueduct Veluwemeer NetherlandsThe Flying Duck Orchid – An Amazing Anatine Attraction in AustraliaThe Sweetly Scented Lily of the Valley (Convallaria Majalis)Jeita Grotto, Wonderful Underground Caves in LebanonPachysandra Terminalis is an excellent solution to the problem of what to plant right around tree trunks Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.