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Queensland Lacebark Brachychiton discolor

FAMILY: STERCULIACEAE (Cacao or Chocolate Family)

Queensland lacebark trees Brachychiton discolor have bark with intertwined fibers underneath that aborigines use to make nets. Sometimes mistaken for a maple (except when it is in bloom), the Australian tree gets its species name (discolor ) from its two-toned leaves, which are dark green on top and fuzzy pale silver underneath.