1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Dombeya Cav.
      1. Dombeya lastii K.Schum.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub c. 2 m. tall; branches softly pilose with simple or little-branched hairs, soon glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina up to 24 cm. in diam., very broadly ovate to orbicular, usually shallowly 3-lobed with acuminate lobes, deeply cordate and 7-nerved at the base, pilose above, more densely so or subtomentose and paler below, nerves and veins prominent below; petiole up to 15 cm. long, pubescent or glabrescent; stipules up to 1·5 × 0·7 cm., submembranous, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, densely pilose.
    Flowers
    Flowers vermilion, in axillary subumbellate 3–9-flowered cymes; peduncle up to 9 cm. long, softly pilose; pedicels up to 4 cm. long, densely pilose; bracts c. 1·6 × 0·7 cm., lanceolate-acuminate, pilose.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes up to 2·5 × 0·7 cm., narrowly lanceolate-acuminate, densely pubescent outside.
    Corolla
    Petals up to 3·5 × 2·5 cm., obliquely rhomboid-obovate.
    Androecium
    Stamens connate below for 5 mm.; staminodes c. 1 cm. long, linear, minutely papillose.
    Pistil
    Ovary oblong-ovoid, tomentose; loculi glabrous within; ovules 5–6 per loculus, in a single row; style c. 2 cm. long, glabrous except for a few mm. at the base; stigmas recurved, c. 2 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Ripe capsule not so far seen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Dombeya lastii K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Last, J. T. [s.n.], Mozambique K000241092
    Last, J. T. [s.n.], Mozambique K000241093

    First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 270 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • 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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0