Acuminate

Schott and Endl. About 40 ft. high in Africa, resembling an apple tree: lvs. alternate; petiole 1/2-6 in.long; blade 4-6 in.long, leathery, with prominent ribs below; older lvs. entire, obovate, acute ; younger lvs. often once or twice out near the base about half way to the midrib: fls. yellow, 15 or more in a cluster, about i in. across, with a slender green tube and a showy yellow, 6- or 5-cut limb, which is a part of the calyx, as the petals are absent in the tribe Sterculiae. B-M 5699- E. N. Reasoner and W. M.