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  1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Dombeya Cav.
      1. Species: Dombeya torrida (J.F.Gmel.) Bamps
        1. Dombeya torrida subsp. erythroleuca (K.Schum.) Seyani

        This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Tanzania, Njombe District: Kinga Mts, Bulongwa, Goetze 927 (B†, holo.; BM, lecto., chosen by Seyani 1991; BR, iso.)
    Leaves
    Leaves gradually narrowed to the acumen; lower surface sparsely puberulous, mainly with short-armed stellate hairs.
    Ecology
    As for D. torrida subsp. torrida
    Conservation
    A widespread and common taxon, here assessed as of Least Concern.
    Distribution
    Flora districts: T2 T3 T 4 , T6 T7 T8 Range: Zambia and Malawi
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Tree up to 14 m. tall with smooth dark brown or blackish bark; young branches at first lepidote-stellate and with some long simple hairs, soon glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 4–13 × 2·5–7 cm., ovate or ovate-oblong, apex acuminate or obtuse, margin crenate or subentire, base deeply cordate and 7-nerved, sparsely stellate-puberulous above, more densely so below, nerves prominent below, venation minutely reticulate below; petiole up to 6 cm. long, pubescence similar to that of the young stems; stipules caducous, oblong-ovate, apex acuminate, tomentellous.
    Flowers
    Flowers white, pink-veined, in axillary corymbose cymes; peduncle up to 6 cm. long; pedicels c. 1 cm. long; indumentum of inflorescence-branches similar to that of the young stems but becoming denser towards the flowers; bracts caducous, not seen.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1–1·3 cm. long, tomentellous outside; lobes lanceolate-acute.
    Corolla
    Petals 1·4–1·7 cm. long, obliquely obovate.
    Androecium
    Stamens connate below for c. 3 mm.; staminodes 6–9 mm. long, linear, minutely papillose.
    Pistil
    Ovary void, tomentose; loculi only slightly pubescent within; ovules 2 per loculus; style c. 8 mm. long, pubescent; stigmas twisted, 2–3 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Ripe capsules not yet known.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Dombeya torrida subsp. erythroleuca (K.Schum.) Seyani appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2011 Mwangoka, M.A. [4499], Tanzania K000545849

    Bibliography

    First published in Opera Bot. Belg. 2: 85 (1991)

    Accepted by

    • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. 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.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Dombeya in Afr. 2: 85 (1991).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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