Flowering but else dormant
plant by Hannon.
Found in Copenhagen Botanical
with the name Gyrocarpus jacquinii.
Tend to be a little slim by
Below are photos by Chanin
This member of the
Sterculiaceae* family was given this name by Robert Brown in 1844.
It is found in southern Yunnan (India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam),
growing on limestone or other well drained soil with some to much
water and some sun. It will grow to a slim tree with a stem 60
centimetres in diameter and fifteen meters
high. The flowers are red-orange.
*This family might been incorporated
in the Malvaceae
family now, as sub-family: Sterculioideae, tribe: Sterculieae.
This plant have often
been sold as
Gyrocarpus americanus/jacquinii, but it's leaves are
almost flat, and it have no smell.