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Uncommon shrub or small tree to 4m. Deciduous when flowering. Brown, hairy, boat-shaped seed pods. The Brachychiton bidwillii flower is the emblem for the Friends of the Gardens.
Where to look: Entrance of the Arts & Ecology Centre.
(Mount Coolum Casuarina)
Endangered small tree of Mt Coolum. Separate male and female plants.
Where to look: Sculpture Garden & open lawn - picnic table end.
Slender, upright shrub to 2m tall, usually less and single-trunked. Branchlets zig-zag. Perfumed solitary, terminal yellowish flowers, winter to summer. Cup-shaped, greenish domed fruit.