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.

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

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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 Zimbabwe: Dombeya
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dombeya

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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
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dombeya
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dombeya

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Dombeya.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=950, retrieved 19 September 2020

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