1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Dombeya Cav.
      1. Dombeya torrida (J.F.Gmel.) Bamps

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central African Republic to NE. & E. Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Ethiopia, t. 20 in Bruce, 5 (1790)
    Habit
    Deciduous tree (7–)12–20 m tall; stems terete, hispid to glabrous, hairs simple, stellate, tufted and subsessile- (rarely stalked-) glandular
    Leaves
    Leaves suborbicular, usually unlobed, 7–28 cm long, 5–20 cm wide, apex acuminate, margin finely and closely serrate, base deeply cordate, upper surface scabridulous, rarely glabrous, lower surface puberulous or tomentellous, frequently with tufts of hairs at base of main nerves; petiole 3.6–20 cm long; stipules with the basal half transversely oblong or ellipsoid-oblong, the upper half narrowly triangular, 0.5–2.1 cm long, 0.1–0.8 cm wide, caducous to persistent
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence axillary, 5.5–22 cm long, with two or more branches, each sub-umbellate, many-flowered; peduncle 2.3–13.4 cm; bracts lanceolate, 0.7–1.7 cm long, 0.3–0.6 cm wide, acuminate, glabrescent, caducous; branches usually once-forked near the apex, bracteoles 1–1.2 cm long; epicalyx bracts inserted at calyx base, ovate, 0.4–1.1 cm long, 0.2–0.5 cm wide; apex acute to acuminate, caducous
    Calyx
    Calyx lobes erect or reflexed, lanceolate-triangular, 0.5–1.3 × 0.2–0.4 cm
    Corolla
    Petals pink or white, with or without a red base or veins, 1.1–1.9 cm long
    Androecium
    Androecium 0.8–1.8 cm long; staminal tube dilating towards apex or sides convex; staminodes 0.4–1.3 cm long; longest stamen 0.6–1.1 cm; anthers 0.2–0.3 cm long
    Ovary
    Ovary globose or ovoid, tomentose; style 0.6–1.1 cm long, 5branched
    Fruits
    Capsule globose, rarely depressed–ovoid, tomentose; seeds ovoidoblong, 0.3 × 0.2 cm, dark brown.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Central African Repu, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zaïre

    Dombeya torrida (J.F.Gmel.) Bamps appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 32: 170 (1962)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 3: 1-89. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fl. Eth. 2, 2: 168, fig. 80.2: 1–3 (1995).
    • K.T.S.L.: 165, map, fig. (1994)
    • Dombeya in Africa: 80 (1991)
    • Seyani, Dombeya: 130 (1982)
    • Bot. Notis. 132: 397 (1979)
    • B.J.B.B. 32: 170 (1962)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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