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Sterculia foetida, Peon, Indian Almond, Hazel Sterculia, Java Olive, Skunk Tree

Sterculia foetida

Peon, Indian Almond, Hazel Sterculia, Java Olive, Skunk Tree
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: Tropical Asia, Australia
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunDry conditionsRed/crimson/vinous flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Large tree of Old World tropics having foul-smelling orange-red blossoms followed by red pods enclosing oil-rich seeds sometimes used as food. Roasted seeds are edible. Seeds are above-average for angiospermous plants for the amino acids. It has unisexual flowers with a single perianth whorl constituting a valvate calyx. Female flower has anthers of vestigial stamens around the base of the stalked ovary.

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Sterculia foetida - seeds

Peon, Indian Almond. Large tree of Old World tropics with orange-red blossoms followed by red pods enclosing oil-rich seeds sometimes used as food. Roasted seeds are edible.
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