1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Sterculia L.
      1. Sterculia rogersii N.E.Br.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FZ]

    Sterculiaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

    Habit
    Small tree up to 5 m. tall with rather slender branches and often branching low down; bark brown and peeling in papery flakes.
    Leaves
    Leaves borne singly or clustered on the ends of short side-shoots; lamina up to 6 × 5 cm., very broadly cordate-ovate, entire or very shallowly and sinuately 3–5-lobed, apex obtuse or subacute, minutely puberulous above, whitish and tomentellous below, 5–7-nerved at the base; petiole up to 2 cm. long, tomentellous.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellowish-green with reddish guide-lines within, very similar in size and structure to those of S. africana. Flowers in clusters on the short side-shoots, appearing before the leaves; pedicels up to 5 mm. long, tomentellous, articulated near the middle; bracteoles c. 1–5 mm. long, linear, pubescent, caducous.
    Fruits
    Follicles 3–5, up to 7–5 cm. long, oblong-ovoid, spreading, subsessile, apical horn up to 1·3 mm. long, golden-tomentellous outside, pale and tomentellous inside; placentas with very dense acicular hairs.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, like those of S.africana but only 1–1·3 × 0·7 cm,

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Sterculia rogersii N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    unknown [19352 and 22242] K000240929 Unknown type material
    Rogers [19352] K000240930 Unknown type material
    Rogers [22242] K000240931 Unknown type material
    Rogers, F. A. [22110] K000240932 Unknown type material
    Roger, F. A. [22110] K000240928 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1921: 290 (1921)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0