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Found this plant at Mbuyu.

The flowers by Dr. J.C. Knobel,

A big tree from

Author: William Botting Hemsley, 1894
Origin:  Central South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  35 Centimetres
Height:  10 Meters
Flower:  Yellow, Pink Dots
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Lowveld Chestnut
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Sterculiaceae* family was described by
William Botting Hemsley  in 1894. It is from the central part of South Africa,  where it grows in open forests with lots of water and some sun. It will grow to ten meters with a trunk 35 centimetres in diameter. The flowers are yellow with pink dots, and the plant can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.

The genera name after the Latin god; Sterculius. The species name from Latin, mollusk; 'yielding a purple dye'.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Sterculiaceae is now part of the Malvaceae.