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Family: STERCULIACEAE* 

 Sterculia rogersii
 

Young tree from Top Tropicals.

  
Author:  Nicholas Edward Brown 1921
Family:  Malvaceae
Habitat:  Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eastern South Africa
Soil:  Mixed - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  40 Centimetres
Height:   6 Meters
Flower:  Pale Yellow/Red Stripes
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Star Chestnut, Ulumbu Tree, Small-Leaved Star Chestnut
Synonyms:   

Old tree from Flora of Zimbabwe by BT Wursten.

   This member of the Malvaceae family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1921. It is found in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The swollen stem can grow to 40 centimetres in diameter, the entire tree to six metres in height. The flowers are pale yellow with red stripes.

The species is named  after Archdeacon F.A. Rogers, an English missionary and plant collector.

 

*This family might been incorporated in the Malvaceae family now, as sub-family: Sterculioideae, tribe: Sterculieae.