One of the most fantastical trees, for me, has to be the brachychitonrupestris, Queensland bottle tree or kurrajoong and, luckily, it's one of the trees we can grow here.
Brachychitonis from the Greek brachymeaning short and chitona tunic which refers to the hairy, and extremely irritating, coat which lines the seedcases. Rupestris means growing among rocks. Itis a genus of 31 species, 30 being native to Australia and the last endemic to Papua New Guinea. The one we probably know best is