Dombeya kirkii Mast.

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Dombeya kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Base of Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Dombeya kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Base of Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Dombeya kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Base of Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Dombeya kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road West from Khodzue Gorge

Dombeya kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road West from Khodzue Gorge

Dombeya kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road West from Khodzue Gorge

Dombeya kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road West from Khodzue Gorge

Dombeya kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road West from Khodzue Gorge

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Synonyms: Dombeya gilgiana K.Schum.
Dombeya laxiflora K. Schum.
Dombeya umbraculifera K. Schum.
Common names: River dombeya (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Multi-stemmed shrub or small tree. Bark smooth, grey to brown; branchlets densely hairy. Leaves broadly ovate, up to 13 × 10 cm, not lobed or only very shallowly so, 5-7-veined from the base, very roughly hairy above, softly hairy below; margin scalloped or toothed. Flowers borne in profusion in axillary clusters, white, c. 1.3 cm in diameter, appearing with the new leaves. Fruit a round capsule, c. 5 mm in diameter, covered in whitish silky hairs, surrounded by the dried papery petals.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: kirkii: named after Dr John Kirk, who accompanied David Livingstone on his Zambezi expedition of 1858
Habitat: In riverine thickets.
Altitude range: Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:Mar - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, NE Limpopo, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: Z,T,MS,GI
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Content last updated: Thursday 1 November 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 275.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 587. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 259.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 80.

Seyani, J.H. (1991). The Genus Dombeya (Sterculiaceae) in Continental Africa Opera Bot. Belg. 2 Pages 112 - 117. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1960-1). Sterculiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 527.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Dombeya kirkii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139870, retrieved 11 December 2018

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