|Etymology||Genus||After the Roman god of fertilisation, Sterculius|
|Common Names||Great Sterculia, Java Olive, Kelupang, Indian Almond, Kepoh|
|Status||Exotic: Cultivated Only|
|Native Distribution||East Africa, Southeast Asia, Queensland, and the Pacific Islands|
Sterculia foetida is a common cultivated tree with pagoda-like branching. The leaves are palmately compound and have long petioles. It resembles Ceiba pentandra in its form and leaves.
Form of the Giant Sterculia planted in Punggol.
Leaves are palmately compound.
Its primary branching radiates from points like a pagoda.
Cluster of ripe fruits.
The ripe fruits splitting open to reveal the seeds.
A look at how long the petioles are.