L. J. Dorr & Lisa C. Barnett, 1990
This member of the
Sterculiaceae* family was described by
Laurence J. Dorr and Lisa Ceryle Barnett in 1990. It is found in Somalia, growing in
a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The stem will grow
to one meter or more in diameter, and reach ten meters or more in
height. The flowers are red.
The genus is named for Saint
Hildegard of Bingen due to her contributions to herbal medicine. The
species name after Jan Bevington Gillett,1911-1995, a leading
researcher in tropical African botany.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Sterculiaceae is now part of the Malvaceae.