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Brachychiton australis, Sterculia trichosiphon, Broad Leaved Bottletree

Brachychiton australis, Sterculia trichosiphon

Broad Leaved Bottletree
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: Australia
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

A fast growing shade deciduous tree. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.





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Firmiana colorata, Sterculia colorata, Colored Sterculia, Bonfire tree, Scarlet Sterculia, Iwil-iwil, Indian Almond

Firmiana colorata, Sterculia colorata

Colored Sterculia, Bonfire tree, Scarlet Sterculia, Iwil-iwil, Indian Almond
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: India, Thailand
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The spectacular Bonfire tree produces flowers in short dense panicles which occur at the ends of the branches. The flowers are orange-red in color and hang downwards. The flowering stalks together with flowers are covered with fine downy hairs giving the whole inflorescence a soft, velvety look. During flowering phase, this Scarlet Sterculia is quite prominent and presents a brilliant sight because of its orange-red flowers against a leafless state. The plant goes dormant during winter and loses leaves. Young trees grown from a bulb/caudex and can be grown as a bonsai plant. When planted in the ground, it grows into a large tree.



Firmiana colorata, Sterculia colorata, Colored Sterculia, Bonfire tree, Scarlet Sterculia, Iwil-iwil, Indian Almond


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Firmiana simplex, Sterculia platanifolia, Chinese Parasol Tree

Firmiana simplex, Sterculia platanifolia

Chinese Parasol Tree
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: China
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Flowers are tan-yellow in color, they are panicles on the terminal ends of the branches. Flowering occurs from mid June to early July. Fruit are pea sized, attached to leafy carpels that split open after flowering. Provides dense shade, popular as a street tree in Asia.





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Pterygota alata, Sterculia alata, Buddha Coconut

Pterygota alata, Sterculia alata

Buddha Coconut
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: East Asia
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

Pterygota alata, Sterculia alata, Buddha Coconut
Pterygota alata, Sterculia alata, Buddha Coconut


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Sterculia apetala, Helicteres apetala, Sterculia carthaginensis, Sterculia chicha, Bellota, Panama Tree

Sterculia apetala, Helicteres apetala, Sterculia carthaginensis, Sterculia chicha

Bellota, Panama Tree
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: Panama
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual color


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Sterculia appendiculata, Mgude, Yellow barked Sterculia

Sterculia appendiculata

Mgude, Yellow barked Sterculia
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: East Africa
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate water

One of the most characteristic and tallest trees of this vegetation type, it is a protected species and in natural habitat many of these large, yellow-barked trees have been left standing amid cultivation and grazing land, thus indicating how widespread the Sterculia forests used to be.



Sterculia appendiculata, Mgude, Yellow barked Sterculia


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Sterculia ceramica, Lanyu Sterculia

Sterculia ceramica

Lanyu Sterculia
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: Taiwan
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowers

A small evergreen tree. Leaves alternate, chartaceous, oblong, apex acute. Inflorescence panicles, pubescent. Follicles sickle-like, with 1-2 seeds. An ornamental or avenue tree.



Sterculia ceramica, Lanyu Sterculia
Sterculia ceramica, Lanyu Sterculia


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Sterculia coccinea, Sterculia lanceolata var. coccinea, Sterculia hamiltonii , Shrub Sterculia, Kelumpang

Sterculia coccinea, Sterculia lanceolata var. coccinea, Sterculia hamiltonii

Shrub Sterculia, Kelumpang
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowers

Sterculia coccinea, Sterculia lanceolata var. coccinea, Sterculia hamiltonii , Shrub Sterculia, Kelumpang


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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.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdible

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.

See article about this tree.





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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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Sterculia lanceifolia, Sterculia roxburghii, Lanceleaf Sterculia

Sterculia lanceifolia, Sterculia roxburghii

Lanceleaf Sterculia
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: Indo-China
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersEdible

The seed is sometimes gathered from the wild for local consumption.



Sterculia lanceifolia, Sterculia roxburghii, Lanceleaf Sterculia
Sterculia lanceifolia, Sterculia roxburghii, Lanceleaf Sterculia
Sterculia lanceifolia, Sterculia roxburghii, Lanceleaf Sterculia
Sterculia lanceifolia, Sterculia roxburghii, Lanceleaf Sterculia


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