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Sterculia foetida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Sterculia

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Sterculia is a genus colloquially termed the tropical chestnuts. The scientific name is taken from Sterculius of Roman mythology, who was the god of manure; this is in reference to the unpleasant aroma of the flowers of this genus (e.g., Sterculia foetida).

Sterculia species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the leaf-miner Bucculatrix xenaula, which feeds exclusively on the genus.

Sterculia species (tropical chestnuts)

  • Sterculia quadrifida, Gorarbar
  • Sterculia quinqueloba, Five-lobed sterculia
  • Sterculia ramiflora, An-ji-ur
  • Sterculia rhinopetala, Red sterculia
  • Sterculia rogersii, Ulumbu tree
  • Sterculia scaphigera, Pang da hai, the boat Sterculia seed
  • Sterculia schliebenii
  • Sterculia tantraensis
  • Sterculia tomentosa
  • Sterculia treubii
  • Sterculia trichosiphon, Broad-leaved bottle tree
  • Sterculia urceolata
  • Sterculia urens, Gulu
  • Sterculia villosa
  • Sterculia zastrowiana

Different species of Sterculia



Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Sterculia villosa


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Malvales
Familia: Malvaceae
Subfamilia: Sterculioideae
Genus: Sterculia
Species: S. africana - S. apetala - S. caribaea - S. curiosa - S. excelsa - S. fanaiho - S. foetida - S. guttata - S. hamiltonii - S. lanceifolia - S. lanceolata - S. macrophylla - S. nobilis - S. oblonga - S. pruriens - S. quadrifida - S. rhinopetala - S. scaphigera - S. setigera - S. spangleri - S. striata - S. tragacantha - S. urens - S. villosa


Sterculia L.

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