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The Group issued regular newsletters documenting cultivation reports from members and describing propagation methods, successes and failures. The newsletters also aimed to keep members up to date on scientific knowledge and reported on other matters affecting the rainforest ecology.

Newsletters published during the operation of the Study Group are available for download.

The Study Group produced regular informative newsletters documenting reports from members into cultivation issues in various climatic zones, propagation methods and natural occurrences of different species. The following newsletters are available for download (Note: These are in pdf format and will require a PDF Reader to view them. Free readers include Foxit Reader and Adobe Acrobat Reader).

The Group’s newsletters are provided here as an archive.
You can search the contents of the newsletters using the Search box above. Note that early issues have been scanned from paper copies before being processed via optical character recognition (OCR). As the success of OCR is highly dependent on the quality of the scans, searching may not be fully successful for those earlier issues.

Newsletter No 1, March 1986

Newsletter No 2, July 1986

Newsletter No 3, May 1987

Newsletter No 4, Undated

Newsletter No 5, December 1989

Newsletter No 6, September 1990 Newsletter No 7, March 1991

Newsletter No 8, July 1993

Newsletter No 9, May 1994

Newsletter No 10, August 1995 Newsletter No 11, March 1996 Newsletter No 12, July 1997

Newsletter No 13, March 1998 Newsletter No 14, June 1998

Newsletter No 15, January 1999 Newsletter No 16, May 1999


A small compilation of resources on Brachychiton and its relatives – including books and internet links.

These are a few internet and other resources on the Sterculioideae that might prove useful:


  • Kapitany, A (2011), Australian Bottle Trees and Boabs, published by the author, Boronia, Victoria.
  • Rathie, K (2014), Brachychitons: Flame Trees, Kurrajongs and Bottle Trees, published by the author, Toowoomba, Queensland (see link to a review below).


Several issues of the Society’s journal “Australian Plants” are particularly useful for those interested in the Sterculioideae. The following articles are particularly relevant for Brachychiton and the related genera can be located using the indexes to ‘Australian Plants’ that can be obtained from ANPSA’s downloads page.

  • Vol 1, No.9 December 1961; The Genus Brachychiton.
  • Vol 21, No.172 September 2002; Brachychiton bidwillii – an under-exploited species.
  • Vol 25, No.198 March 2009; Queensland Bottle Tree for Cranbourne – transplanting a mature tree.