Mohlatsane

Sterculia murex

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Immature fruits of S.murex.
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It is not only the beauty of the flowers that creates interest in this tree, but also the unique appearance of its fruit and the lovely, palmately compound leaves. ZA Distribution: Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Winter, Spring

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Personality

Family

Malvaceae

Flower colour

Red, Yellow, Green

Credits

profile iconSterculia murex
by Giles Mbambezeli, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, with additions by Yvonne Reynolds, June 2002 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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