Edward Brown, 1921
Eswatini, Mozambique, NE South Africa, Zimbabwe
Yellow / Pink - Red Stripes
Chestnut, Ulumbu Tree, Small-Leaved Star Chestnut
This member of the Malvaceae family was given this name by
Nicholas Edward Brown in 1921. It is found
in Botswana, Eswatini,
Mozambique, NE South Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The swollen stem can grow
40 to 80
centimetres in diameter, the entire tree to seven metres in
flowers are greenish yellow with red or pink stripes.
The genera name after
the Latin god; Sterculius. The species name after
Archdeacon F.A. Rogers, an English missionary and plant collector.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Sterculiaceae is now part of the Malvaceae.