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Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus

1 Kurrajong at Watson, ACT

Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus at Watson, ACT - 19 Jan 2015
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus at Watson, ACT - 19 Jan 2015
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus at Watson, ACT - 19 Jan 2015
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus at Watson, ACT - 19 Jan 2015
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus at Watson, ACT - 19 Jan 2015
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Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus 20 Jan 2015 BettyDonWood
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus 20 Jan 2015 galah681
Unidentified 20 Jan 2015 AaronClausen

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4 trees in total. I have no idea what these are... All of them flowering with many nut/pod things.

5 comments

   21 Jan 2015
A bit of history. It is believed that these were among the thousands of trees planted on Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura post World War 1 in a scheme like Work for the Dole.
   21 Jan 2015
Very interesting to know Betty. I thought they looked like they were plonked there. A little out of place with the surrounding natives, but they are still really nice trees.
   21 Jan 2015
About 25 years ago I went through Nursery records of the ACT archives, that helped establish a strong relationship between whether a plant has become a weed and how long and how much it has been planted. One of the many things that distracted my research was records from Nurseries around Australia including Melbourne, Goulburn and Wagga sending Kurragong seeds to Charles Weston, who presumably used them to grow seedlings of which this tree is likely to be one, a real 'national" plantation.
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   29 Jan 2015
There are definitely planted specimens on Mt Majura, for instance the beautiful avenue along the Mt Majura summit track. However I thought it is also an endemic species of the ACT region? The species spreads with assistance of birds: Currawongs eat Kurrajongs.
   29 Jan 2015
Yes Waltraud it is a species local to Mt Majura, but the plants on Mt Majura will have mixed genetic heritage. Some plants may have the genetic make-up of other local plants, but others will have a genetic heritage that relates to much of eastern Australia. I;m not saying this is a bad thing, it could for example make the Mt Majura population more relislent than elsewhere in the ACT.

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Pyracantha fortuneana (Firethorn) at Watson, ACT - 27 Jun 2022 by waltraud
Ehrharta erecta (Panic Veldtgrass) at Watson, ACT - 27 Jun 2022 by abread111
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle) at Watson, ACT - 20 Jun 2022 by waltraud
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Watson, ACT - 20 Jun 2022 by waltraud
Asparagus asparagoides (Bridal Creeper, Florist's Smilax) at Watson, ACT - 20 Jun 2022 by waltraud
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 13 Jun 2022 by abread111
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 13 Jun 2022 by abread111
Verbascum thapsus subsp. thapsus (Great Mullein, Aaron's Rod) at Watson, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by abread111
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Watson, ACT - 11 Nov 2021 by waltraud
Sonchus oleraceus (Annual Sowthistle) at Watson, ACT - 11 Nov 2021 by waltraud
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Watson, ACT - 16 Oct 2021 by MAX
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Watson, ACT - 22 Aug 2021 by abread111
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Watson, ACT - 22 Aug 2021 by abread111
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Watson, ACT - 10 May 2021 by abread111
Amyema miquelii (Box Mistletoe) at Watson, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by MAX
Chrysopidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Green lacewing) at Watson, ACT - 7 Sep 2019 by kdm
Daphoenositta chrysoptera (Varied Sittella) at Watson, ACT - 30 Aug 2019 by kdm
Syrphini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified syrphine hover fly) at Watson, ACT - 23 Aug 2019 by kdm
Pterohelaeus striatopunctatus (Darkling beetle) at Watson, ACT - 14 Aug 2019 by kdm
Smicrornis brevirostris (Weebill) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2019 by kdm
zz bolete at Watson, ACT - 23 Jun 2019 by AaronClausen
Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Watson, ACT - 31 May 2019 by kdm
Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Watson, ACT - 14 May 2019 by kdm
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Watson, ACT - 11 May 2019 by kdm
Philobota (genus) (Unidentified Philobota genus moths) at Watson, ACT - 10 May 2019 by kdm
Phelotis cognata (Long-fringed Bark Moth) at Watson, ACT - 3 May 2019 by kdm
Rentinus dilatatus (Fulgorid planthopper) at Watson, ACT - 13 Apr 2019 by kdm
Dasypodia selenophora (Southern old lady moth) at Watson, ACT - 8 Mar 2019 by kdm
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree Frog, Emerald Spotted Tree Frog) at Watson, ACT - 14 Jan 2019 by kdm
Hirschfeldia incana (Buchan Weed) at Watson, ACT - 7 Dec 2018 by waltraud
Echium plantagineum (Paterson's Curse) at Watson, ACT - 7 Dec 2018 by waltraud
Calvatia sp. (a puffball ) at Watson, ACT - 5 Mar 2018 by AaronClausen
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Watson, ACT - 27 Dec 2017 by AaronClausen
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback Lizard) at Watson, ACT - 27 Dec 2017 by AaronClausen
Polyporus arcularius at Watson, ACT - 3 Dec 2017 by AaronClausen
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 30 Oct 2017 by AaronClausen
Austrolestes analis (Slender Ringtail) at Watson, ACT - 31 Jan 2017 by AaronClausen
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Watson, ACT - 12 Dec 2016 by BethanyDunne
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen
Centaurium erythraea (Common Centaury) at Watson, ACT - 27 Nov 2015 by MAX
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Watson, ACT - 27 Nov 2015 by MAX
Perenniporia ochroleuca at Watson, ACT - 19 May 2015 by AaronClausen
Coprinus comatus (Shaggy Ink Cap) at Watson, ACT - 10 May 2015 by AaronClausen
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Watson, ACT - 11 Sep 2014 by AaronClausen

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 19 Jan 2015 07:06 PM Recorded on
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