Pingpong tree

Sterculia monosperma

  • Pingpong tree
  • Pingpong tree
  • Flower name
    Pingpong tree
  • Scientific name
    Sterculia monosperma
  • AliasPingpong tree, 頻姿, Sterculia monosperma
  • Place of originChina
  • Place of floweringLow mountains
  • Flowering seasonMay

What is Pingpong tree

Pingpong tree(scientific name:Sterculia monoserma) is the paulownia tree of the genus sterculia native to China. Leaves are large and shiny. Tufted blooms small white flowers in early summer. In a flower without petals has a bell shape 5 deep lobed rather than the sepals. The name depends on the by the frequent appearance of the Chinese and turned to the English Pingpong. And fruit to flower after a break during the black seed is eaten. Tastes like boiled or baked and eaten, but not sweet chestnut. It is said that the seed becomes the abdominal pain due to the parasitic worm, vomiting of the Chinese medicine.

Generic name: Pingpong tree, scientific name: Sterculia monosperma, origin: China Southern, height: 10 m, bark color: leaf color: green, color: white, rose: bell-shaped calyx, petals number: 0, number of stamens: 20 books, flowering: may, fruiting period: July-September, fruit color: Red The fruit length: 5-10 cm, fruit shape: oval, fruit type: bag fruits, seed colors: black and seed diameter: 2 cm, seed shape: oval shape, number of seeds: 2-4.


  • Eye
    Malvales
  • Family
    Sterculiaceae
  • Genus
    Sterculia
  • Species
    S. monosperma
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Bell-shaped
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typetree
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height1000.0 ~ 2000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.5 ~ 3.0 cm

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