|Etymology||Genus||From Latin Stercus, meaning dung; from the smell of the flowers|
|Common Names||Common Sterculia, Kelumpang Burong|
|Status||Native: Critically Endangered|
|Native Distribution||Northeast India to Singapore|
Sterculia parviflora is a deciduous tree up to 25m tall. The primary branching is whorled. The young shoots are finely brown and scurfy (Corner, 1998). The leaves have a long petiole to 10cm, has a slight heart-shaped base, and a somewhat variable shape from elliptic, oblong to obovate. The fruit pods are very large, velvety and changes from yellow to orange-red (Conor, 1998).
Cultivated tree outside Mapletree Business City (2018).
Opened pods with some hanging seeds.
Corner EJH. (1997) Wayside Trees of Malaya. Volume 2. 4th edition. The Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur. 297 pp.
FloraFaunaWeb (n.d.) Sterculia parviflora Roxb. National Parks Board, Singapore. https://florafaunaweb.nparks.gov.sg. Accessed on 5-Jan-2019.
The Straits Times (2018) Singapore Works: Caring for 2 million trees no easy feat (embedded video online). The Straits Times, Singapore. 27-Dec-2018.