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Family: STERCULIACEAE* 

 Hildegardia erythrosiphon
 
  
Author:  André Joseph Guillaume Henri Kostermans 1954
Family:  Sterculiaceae*
Habitat:  Western Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  50 centimetres
Height:  20 metres
Flower:  Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Sterculia erythrosiphon Baillion 1885, Tarrietia erythrosiphon Hochr. 1926.

Photo by Olaf Pronk, Madagascar, Laurette E.U.R.L.

   This member of the  Sterculiaceae* family was given this name by André Joseph Guillaume Henri (Ahmad Jahja Goh Hartono) Kostermans in 1954. It is found in the western Madagascar, growing in well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem will grow up to 40 centimetres in diameter and 20 meters high. It tend to be a little too slim by age... The flowers are red.

*This family might been incorporated in the Malvaceae family now, as sub-family: Sterculioideae, tribe: Sterculieae.