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PlantFiles: Sterculia
Pterygota alata

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pterygota
Species: alata (a-LAY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Clompanus alata
Synonym:Sterculia alata

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USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral barrystock On Jun 26, 2007, barrystock from Hollywood, FL wrote:

This plant is probably mislabeled. It is most likely a Brachychiton rupestris. Sterculia alata, more commonly Pterygota alata, has a tall, straight, cylindrical bole and large simple foliage. It is an Indian native. B. rupestris is from Australia. That said, it's a very nice Brachychiton in the photo!

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