Dombeya wittei De Wild. & Staner

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Dombeya wittei

Lusaka, Cultivated at Protea Hill Farm; Sep 2014.
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Dombeya wittei

Lusaka, Cultivated at Protea Hill Farm; Jul 2010.
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Dombeya wittei

Lusaka, cultivated at Protea Hill Farm; Aug 2009.
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Dombeya wittei

Lusaka, cultivated at Protea Hill Farm; Aug 2009.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Dombeya wittei

Lusaka, cultivated at Protea Hill Farm; Jul 2010.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Dombeya wittei

Lusaka, cultivated at Protea Hill Farm; Sep 2014.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Dombeya wittei

Lusaka, cultivated at Protea Hill Farm; Sep 2014.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Dombeya wittei

Lusaka, cultivated at Protea Hill Farm; Sep 2014.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Dombeya brachystemma Milne-Redh.
Common names: Mundenda (Nkoya)
Description: A soft-woody shrub up to 6 m tall, but mostly c. 3 m. Branchlets puberulous to pubescent, becoming glabrous. Leaf-lamina 7-10 × 5-7 cm, unlobed, narrowly ovate, apex usually acuminate, margin closely and finely serrate, base 5-7(-9)-nerved, deeply cordate, upper surface scabrid-puberulous, lower surface softly and densely tomentellous, tertiary nerves distinct. Inflorescence 2-5-flowered, subumbellate. Petals pink, 2-2.5 × 1.5-1.8 cm.
Notes: Almost confined to the upper Kafue Basin, with an extension across the watershed into neighbouring Katanga.
Cultivated in gardens in Lusaka.
Limited distribution.
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Flowering time:Jul - Aug
Worldwide distribution: D.R. Congo.
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Content last updated: Saturday 20 September 2014
Literature:

Fanshawe, D.B. (). District vegetation reports Division of Forest Research, Kitwe (roneo).

Fanshawe, D.B. (1971). The Vegetation of Zambia. Division of Forest Research, Kitwe.

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

Wild, H. (1960-1). Sterculiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 521. Also as Dombeya brachystemma

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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: Species information: Dombeya wittei.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=194000, retrieved 26 September 2020

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