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  • proper noun archaic A taxonomic family within the order Malvales — now Sterculioideae, a subfamily of Malvaceae.


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Sterculia +‎ -aceae


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  • This ecoregion is a center of diversity for the genera Cola (Sterculiaceae), Diospyros (Ebenaceae), Dorstenia (Moraceae), and Garcinia (Guttiferae).

    Cross-Sanaga-Bioko coastal forests 2008

  • Species listed include Afzelia bipindensis (V), Anthonotha ferruginea and Piptandeniastrum africanum (V) in the Leguminosae, Sterculia oblonga and Triplochiton scleroxylon (V) in the Sterculiaceae, rouge Entandrophragma sp.,

    Dja Faunal Reserve, Cameroon 2008

  • The most important families (in terms of number of species) are Annonaceae, Leguminosae, Euphorbiaceae, Rubiaceae and Sterculiaceae.

    Cross-Sanaga-Bioko coastal forests 2008

  • The semi-deciduous forest is dominated by four families (Malvaceae, Sterculiaceae, Ulmaceae and Moraceae), with Celtis spp.,

    Eastern Guinean forests 2007

  • Guazuma ulmifolia Lam, family Sterculiaceae, grows to 30 m in height and 30 40 cm in diameter with a round-shaped crown.

    Chapter 32 1990

  • Theobroma Cacao belongs to the family of the _Sterculiaceae_, and to the same order as the Limes and Mallows.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Their History from Plantation to Consumer Arthur William Knapp

  • This has some affinities apparently with Sterculiaceae; the flowers are perhaps polygamous.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries William Griffith

  • To these particulars we may add that the durion (_Durio zibethinus_) belongs to the natural family of _Sterculiaceae_, of the same sub-order (_Bombaceae_) as the silk-cotton tree.

    The Castaways Mayne Reid 1850

  • Theobroma used to be placed in the Sterculiaceae, but has been moved recently into the Malvaceae along with several other well known genera in families such as Bombaceae and Tiliaceae.

    Museum Blogs 2009

  • The most common tree in the plot was Otoba parviflora (IK), and other highly abundant species included palms of the genera Astrocaryum, Iriartea and Scheelea, two species of Quararibea (Bombacaceae), Guarea and Trichilia (both Meliaceae from the subcanopy), one Pouteria (Sapotaceae), Pseudolmedia laevis (Moraceae) and Theobroma cacao (Sterculiaceae).

    Manu National Park, Peru 2008


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