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Brachychiton rupestris

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Brachychiton rupestris

The bottle tree is a semi-deciduous small tree, and may drop leaves from extremes of rainfall and drought. Bottle trees grow best in well-drained, slightly acidic soil, in full sunshine. Aboriginal people made use of the trees through eating the roots of young plants and by consuming secretions from the trunk that were induced by wounds. Seeds were roasted and eaten. Fibre was used to make nets. The leaves used for stock fodder.