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Pakistan | Family List | Sterculiaceae | Dombeya

Dombeya spectabilis Bojer, Ann.Sc.Nat.Ser. 2, 18:191. 1842. Masters in Oliver, l.c. 227;Bailey, Stand. Cycl. Hort. 1:1065.1947; S. Abedin, l.c. 27.

A small tree. Leaves suborbicular, 2-7 cm long and broad, subscabrous on both sides, shallowly 3-lobed, serrate, nerves beneath rusty pubescent; petiole 2-5 cm long, downy. Inflorescence an axillary, elongated cyme; peduncle 3-7 cm long, downy. Flowers pinkish, 2-2.5 cm across; pedicel 1.5-2 cm long, downy. Sepals linear-lanceolate, c. 1 cm long, c. 2-3 mm broad, pubescent outside. petals oblique-obovate, c. 1.5 cm long and broad, retuse. Carpels 5; ovary globose, villose. Capsule globose, pentagonal, c. 5 mm in diameter, villous.

Fl.Per.: Throughout the year.

Type: Described from Madagascar.

Distribution: A native of Madagascar; occasionally cultivated in Pakistan, Malaya and U.S.A.


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