Sterculia urens sensu Qureshi & Saeed
A medium sized tree with smooth bark. Leaves with a glabrous, more than 10 cm long petiole; lamina orbicular, 10-25 cm long and broad, cordate, usually palmately 3-5-lobed; lobes ovate, acuminate, glabrescent above, somewhat velvety below. Panicle large, terminal. Flowers pale yellow, appearing after the leaves, pubescent; pedicel 2-4 mm long, articulate. Sepals nearly free to the base, linear-oblong, 10-12 mm long, c. 2 mm broad, completely reflexed. Staminal column c. 1 cm long, with 10 sessile anthers. Follicles 4-5, each c. 10 cm long, c. 3 cm broad, elliptic-ovate, veined, 2-seeded. Seeds adhering to margins, glabrous, smooth, 4-6 mm in diameter.
Type: Described from China or Japan, not precisely designated.
Distribution: Perhaps a native of China or Japan, introduced in Pakistan, America and elsewhere.
The tree is cultivated in gardens for shade. Immature follicles are filled with a brownish black fluid which is liberated and perhaps cause of dehiscence of premature fruits.