Old tree from
Flora of Zimbabwe
by BT Wursten.
This member of the Malvaceae family was given this name by
Nicholas Edward Brown in 1921. It is found
in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The swollen stem can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire tree to six metres in
flowers are pale yellow with red stripes.
The species is named after
Archdeacon F.A. Rogers, an English missionary and plant collector.
*This family might been incorporated
in the Malvaceae
family now, as sub-family: Sterculioideae, tribe: Sterculieae.