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Dombeya wallichii (Lindl.) Bailey, Stand. Cycl. Hort. 1:1066. 1947. Menninger,Fl. Tr.World 268.1962; S. Abedin in Pak.J.Bot. 6(1):25.1974.

  • Astrapaca wallichii Lindl.

    A shrub or small tree with cordate, serrate leaves. Inflorescence an axillary, drooping, 12-15 cm across, many-flowered umbellate cyme; peduncle more than 20 cm long, hairy. Flowers pink, c. 3 cm across; pedicel c. 4 cm long, hairy. Sepals linear-oblong, c. 1.5 cm long, c. 3-4 mm broad, densely patent hairy outside. Petals obovate, oblique, 2-2.5 cm long, 1-1.5 cm broad. Fertile stamens c. 1 cm long; staminodes c. 1.5 cm long. Carpels 5;ovary ovate-oblong, densely villous; stigma exserted. Capsule pentagonal, ovate-oblong, densely beset with rusty hairs, tipped by c. 2 cm long, persistent style.

    Fl.Per.: April-May.

    Type: Described from Madagascar.

    Distribution: Indigenous to Madagascar, introduced elsewhere.

    A beautiful shrub grown in Sind gardens for its drooping clusters of pink flowers.


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