Sterculia foetida Image
Sterculia foetida
Copyright © Phil Markey

Sterculia foetida

Family: Malvaceae   

Nome comune: Hazel Sterculia

Sinonimia scientifica:
Clompanus foetida

Comune sinonimia:
Bastard Poon Tree, Stinky Sterculia, Hazel Bottle Tree, Sterculia nut, Java olive

Freddo zona di robustezza: 10b     Mostra il Regno Unito e la zona di mappe degli Stati Uniti

Identificazione:
Sterculia foetida is a large, straight, deciduous tree growing to 40 m in height and 3 m in girth, with the branches arranged in whorls and spreading horizontally. The bark is smooth and grey. Leaves crowded at the ends of branchlets, digitate, with 7-9 leaflets; leaflets elliptical or elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, 10-17 cm long, shortly petioluled, with unpleasant smell; petiole 12.5-23 cm long. Flowers in many panicles, subterminal, 10-15 cm long; rather large, green or dull purple; unisexual, with male and female flowers on separate trees; calyx dull, orange coloured, deeply 5-partite; lobes 1-1.3 cm long. Follicles scarlet, 7.6-9 x 5 cm, very stout, ultimately woody; seeds 10-15, slate-coloured, ellipsoid, oblong, 1.5-1.8 cm with rudimentary yellow aril.

Informazioni generali:
The generic name is based on the Latin word ‘stercus’, meaning ‘manure’, which refers to the smell of the flowers and leaves of some species. The malodorous nature of the tree is emphasized in the species name, ‘foetida’, meaning ‘stinking’. Requires a frost free environment. Makes an interesting potted plant when young.

Distribuzione:

Lavori in corso
Informazioni di distribuzione attualmente in fase di revisione!


Aggiungi il tuo commento su questa specie.

Google

Rigorosa: Copyright © 2019 it.trebrown.com - Sterculia foetida - Paragrafo di testo, foto e illustrazioni