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Sterculia rhynchocarpa

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A flowering branch with old fruits by Ulrich Meve; African plants.

Author: Karl Moritz Schumann, 1904
Origin:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  1 Meter
Height:  10 Meters
Flower:  Greenish - Yellow.
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Sterculia rivae, Chiov.

This member of the Sterculiaceae* family was described by K. Schumann in 1904. It is from Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania, where it grows in open forests with some water and some sun. It will grow to ten meters with a trunk one meter in diameter. The flowers are greenish to yellowish, and the plant can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.

The genera name after the Latin god; Sterculius. The species name from Greek rhynchos; 'beak' and carpa; 'fruit'.

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