This member of the
Sterculiaceae family was given this name by Adriano Fiori in 1911.
It is found from Socotra down through tropical Africa to Namibia. It
grows on rocks or on gravel plains with some water and lots of
water. The stem can grow to 80 centimetres or more in diameter, the
tree raise from three to fifteen meters high. The flowers are
greenish yellow with red stripes.
*This family might been incorporated
in the Malvaceae
family now, as sub-family: Sterculioideae, tribe: Sterculieae.