Sterculia villosa

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Sterculia villosa
Sterculia villosa flowers & fruit at Jayanti, Duars, West Bengal W Picture 238.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Sterculia
Species:
S. villosa
Binomial name
Sterculia villosa
Roxb. ex Sm.

Sterculia villosa, the hairy sterculia or elephant rope tree, Tamil ஓடல் (ōḍal), is a small to large, often spreading deciduous tree having large long-stalked deeply lobed leaves and yellow flowers. It is native to southern India and south Asia where it is found in moist deciduous forest habitats.