(First upload on June 23 2017. Last on March 28 2022) [ 日本語 | English ]

Brachychiton rupestris (Lindl.) K. Schum.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Brachychiton Schott et Endl. (ゴウシュウアオギリ)

B. acerifolius (Donn) F.Muell. (ゴウシュウアオギリ)
B. populneus (Schott et Endl.) R. Br. (マルバゴウシュウアオギリ)
B. rupestris (Lindl.) K. Schum. (カエデゴウシュウアオギリ)

Brachychiton rupestris in Hokkaido

Brachychiton Schott et Endl. (ゴウシュウアオギリ)
Kaedegoushu-aogiri (カエデゴウシュウアオギリ, 楓豪州青桐), narrow-leaved bottle tree or Queensland bottle tree
Tokkurinoki (トックリノキ, 徳利之木), avoiding to use because Chorisia speciosa is also called Tokkurinoki
Lifeform: drought-deciduous succulent tree, often becoming emergent in forests
Distribution: eastern Australia (Queensland)
Habitat: hills and ridges
Flower: small, cream-colored
Leaf: dimorphic

Delabechea rupestris T. Mitch. ex Lindl.


[1/2] in Nagasaki Park (formerly Suwa Park), northwestern Kyushu, on April 16 2017. (donated to Nagasaki City in 1932 by Y Matsuda (松田八百吉) who worked gardening in Shanghai). [3] at Sakuya Konohana Kan (咲くやこの花館), that establishes the largest greenhouse in Japan, located in Osaka, on February 6 2022. This building was used for the pavillion of Osaka City for International Garden and Greenery Exposition, Osaka, Japan, 1990.

市指定天然記念物 長崎公園のトックリノキ (別名 ボトルノキ)

指定年月日 平成16年6月3日
所 在 地___長崎市西山町1番地1
所 有 者___長崎市

 トックリノキ(別名 ボトルツリー)はオーストラリア、クインズランド州原産のアオギリ科の高木であり、学名はBrachychiton rupestris (Lindl.) K. Schum.といい、オーストラリアでは公園などにふつうに見られる。

長崎市教育委員会 (平成16年11月設置)

Municipally Designated Natural Treasure

Nagasaki Park Bottle Tree
Date of designation: June 3 2004
Location: 1-1 Kaminishiyama-machi, Nagasaki City
Proprietor: Nagasaki City

The Bottle Tree (botanical name Brachychiton rupestris), a member of the Sterculiaceae family of trees is native to Queensland, Australia, and can often be found in parks in Australia.
This tree was brought from Shanghai to Nagasaki in 1932 and is one of the oldest of its species in Japan. These days the Bottle Tree can be found in many botanical gardens across Japan and while it cannot be described as being especially rare it is somewhat uncommon for it to be cultivated outdoors as this tree was.
This tree has historical value as testimony to the cultural exchange between Shanghai and Nagasaki at the beginning of the Showa Era.

Nagasaki City Board of Education (November 2004)