5053.000 Dombeya Cav.

Seyani, J.H. (1991) The Genus Dombeya (Sterculiaceae) in Continental Africa Opera Bot. Belg. 2 1-186

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Stipules present. Leaves unlobed or palmately lobed, petiolate, palmately-nerved; indumentum of stellate hairs often mixed with simple or glandular hairs. Flowers in axillary or terminal cymes or umbellate cymes, bisexual, white, pink or purplish. Bracts usually 3, caducous. Calyx of 5 lobes, reflexed in mature flowers. Petals 5, persistent and becoming papery or scarious in fruit. Staminodes 5, conspicuous. Ovary 3-5-locular. Fruit a dehiscent, ovoid or spherical, capsule.

Derivation of name: for Joseph Dombey (1742-1794) French botanist, physician, naturalist, explorer and traveller.

Worldwide: 225 species occurring in Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarenes.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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SpeciesContent
burgessiae Gerrard ex Harv.Description, Image
× cayeuxii André

Other sources of information about Dombeya:

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Flora of Botswana: Dombeya
Flora of Caprivi: Dombeya
Flora of Malawi: Dombeya
Flora of Mozambique: Dombeya
Flora of Zambia: Dombeya
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Dombeya
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dombeya

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dombeya
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dombeya
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Dombeya
Wikipedia: Dombeya
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dombeya
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dombeya

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Dombeya.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=950, retrieved 29 July 2021

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