1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Dombeya Cav.
      1. Dombeya taylorii Baker f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Somalia to NE. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Sterculiaceae, Martin Cheek & Laurence Dorr; Nesogordonia, Laurence Dorr, Lisa Barnett. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2007

    Type
    Type: Kenya, Mombasa Island, Taylor s.n. (BM, holo.)
    Habit
    Small tree or shrub to 6 m tall resembling D kirkii, but leaves obovate or at least widest in upper half, not exceeding 8 cm long, apex rounded, venation below prominent, reticulate; inflorescence indumentum densely villous, hairs up to 1.5 mm long; epicalyx bracts filiform; petals shorter, 0.5–0.9 cm long
    Figures
    Fig. 12: 5, p 71
    Ecology
    Thicket or wooded grassland, rarely edge of lowland evergreen forest; 0–500(–1000) m
    Conservation
    This species is largely confined to the coastal thicket on each side of the Kenyan-Tanzanian border; 24 specimens are known, derived from four districts in each country. One collection is known from Somalia. While there is pressure on coastal forest patches, there is little commercial value, so little threat, to coastal thicket in this part of E Africa (Verdcourt pers. comm. 2005). Accordingly D. taylorii is here assessed as near threatened.
    Distribution
    Flora districts: K7 T3 Range: Somalia

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

    Dombeya taylorii Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2007 Festo, L. [2558], Kenya K000197452
    Aug 1, 1982 Graham, R. M. [350], Kenya K000241106 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Bot. 39: 125 (1901)

    Accepted by

    • Cheek, M. & Dorr, L. (2007). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Sterculiaceae: 1-134.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Thulin, Fl. Somal. 2: 21, fig. 9 (1999).
    • K.T.S.L.: 164 (1994)
    • Dombeya in Africa: 117 (1991)
    • Seyani, Dombeya: 190 (1982)
    • J.B. 39: 125 (1901)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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