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Family: STERCULIACEAE* 

 Sterculia africana
 
  
Author:  Adriano Fiori 1911
Family:  Sterculiaceae
Habitat:  Southern + Eastern Africa
Soil:  Rocks-Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  80 centimetres or more
Height:  15 meters
Flower:  Greenish Yellow/Red lines
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  African Star Chestnut, Mopopaja Tree, Bastard Baobab
Synonyms:  Triphaca africana, Joćo de Loureiro 1790. Sterculia triphaca R. Br. 1844. Sterculia guerichii K. Schum. 1894. Sterculia tomentosa sensu Sim.

   This  member of the Sterculiaceae family was given this name by Adriano Fiori in 1911. It is found from Socotra down through tropical Africa to Namibia. It grows on rocks or on gravel plains with some water and lots of water. The stem can grow to 80 centimetres or more in diameter, the tree raise from three to fifteen meters high. The flowers are greenish yellow with red stripes.