NARROW-LEAVED BOTTLE TREE (Brachychiton rupestre) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'
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Brachychiton rupestris, known as the narrow-leaved bottle tree or Queensland bottle tree, is native to Queensland, Australia.
Reaching 10–25 metres (33–82 ft) high, the Queensland bottle tree is deciduous. Cream-coloured flowers appear from September to November, and are followed by woody boat-shaped follicles that ripen from November to May.
As a drought-deciduous suculent tree, B. rupestris adapts readily to cultivation and is tolerant of a range of soils and temperatures.
The young leaf shoots can be used as a salad vegetable and the gum exuded from the tree is edible.
The seeds, roots, stems, and bark have all traditionally been a source of food for people and animals alike. Another use has been made of the fibrous inner bark to make twine or rope and even woven together to make fishing nets.
No preparation is necessary before the seed is planted.