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: 3 taxa.

Dombeya burgessiae

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
burgessiae Gerrard ex Harv.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
kirkii Mast.N,W,E,SDescription, Image
rotundifolia (Hochst.) Planch.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dombeya:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dombeya
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dombeya
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iNaturalist: Dombeya
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dombeya
JSTOR Plant Science: Dombeya
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dombeya
Plants of the World Online: Dombeya
Tropicos: Dombeya
Wikipedia: Dombeya

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Dombeya.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=950, retrieved 21 April 2024

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