Brachychiton populneusCommon name: Kurrajong

Meaning of name: Brachychiton is from the Greek words brachys, meaning short, and chiton, meaning tunic. Populneus is from the Latin word populnus, meaning of or related to poplars, poplar-like.

Distribution: Planted in gardens and used as a street tree, this tree has naturalized in Perth urban bushland areas.

Remarks: A tree to 20 metres tall with cream flowers produced in spring. A native of eastern Australia.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.

Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.