Sterculia discolor (F.Muell.) Benth.

    (Sterculia Or Cocoa Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : COCOA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MALVACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Brachychiton discolor F.Muell.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Key identification features : Trees with swollen trunks. Leaves alternate, palmately irregularly 5-7 lobed, white tomentose below. Flowers dark bluish grey in colour, in axillary panicles, without petals. Calyx Petalloid, bell shaped.
  • Flower, Fruit : January
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Victoria gardens
  • Literature : N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1.; M.R. Almeida (1996). Flora of Maharashtra vol.1.pp.145.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. discolor. Downloaded on 20 January 2022.


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