Brachychiton (family Sterculiaceae) A genus of trees with swollen, bottle-like stems. They are deciduous only at flowering, which is irregular. Their leaves are entire or lobed, and the bell-shaped flowers are cream, pink, or red. There are about 30 species, confined to Australia. They occur widely in arid zones as well as in monsoon forest.
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