1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Dombeya Cav.
      1. Dombeya cymosa Harv.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

    Sterculiaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree up to 8 m. tall; bark whitish; young branches thinly pubescent or quite glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina up to 10 × 7·5 cm., ovate, apex acuminate, margin crenate, base cordate and 5–7-nerved, minutely and sparsely pubescent on both surfaces or almost entirely glabrous with a few hairs near the base of the midrib; petiole up to 4 cm. long, slender, pilose or glabrous; stipules 2–3 mm. long, very caducous, filiform, pubescent or tomentose.
    Flowers
    Flowers white, in axillary panicles; peduncle up to 2·7 cm. long, slender, sparsely and densely flocculose-pubescent; pedicels up to 1 cm. long, with a similar indumentum; bracts c. 1·5 mm. long, linear, dispersed along the pedicels, pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes up to 7·5 × 2 mm., narrowly lanceolate-acuminate, pubescent outside or quite glabrous except at the base.
    Corolla
    Petals c. 1·7 cm. long, very obliquely cuneate.
    Androecium
    Stamens united below in a tube c. 1 mm. long; staminodes c. 5 mm. long, linear.
    Pistil
    Ovary depressed-globose, densely pubescent to shortly tomentose; loculi glabrous within; ovules 2 per loculus; style c. 3 mm. long, glabrous; stigmas 3, 1–1·5 mm. long, spreading or recurved.
    Fruits
    Capsule c. 3–5 mm. in diam., globose, pubescent, often single-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seed c. 3 × 2·5 mm., brown, ovoid; testa very minutely roughened.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

    Dombeya cymosa Harv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 1981 Gerrard, W. T. [275], South Africa K000241269
    Jul 1, 1981 Bowker, H. [216], South Africa K000241267
    Jul 1, 1981 Bowker, H [s.n.], South Africa K000241268

    First published in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 2: 589 (1862)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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