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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa to Namibia.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Sudan, Cailliaud s.n. (MPU, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Small tree or shrub to 6 m; stems terete, tomentose to glabrous, hairs simple, stellate and subsessile-glandular; older stems becoming corky, pale brown
Morphology Leaves
Leaves suborbicular, rarely shallowly 3-lobed, 12–24 × 10–21 cm, shortly acuminate, margin distinctly crenate-serrate, base deeply cordate, rarely crenulate-denticulate, upper surface scabridulous, lower surface tomentose to minutely puberulous; petiole 5–17 cm long; stipules oblong in basal half, acuminate in upper half, 0.3–0.7 cm long, 0.1–0.3 cm wide, sparsely pubescent, caducous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 2–4, borne on condensed (rarely to 20 cm long), leafless specialized short shoots arising from the axils usually of fallen leaves, 4–19 cm long; peduncle 1.6–9.5 cm long; bracts 0.1–0.3 cm long, 0.03–0.1 cm wide, pubescent, caducous; branches forking 3–4 times; bracteoles not seen; pedicels 0.5–1.8 cm long, tomentose to glabrous; epicalyx bracts inserted on pedicels, linear-lanceolate 0.1–0.2 cm long, caducous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes reflexed, lanceolate, 0.4–0.9 cm long, 0.1–0.3 cm wide, pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals spreading, white to pink, 1–1.7 cm long, 0.4–0.8 cm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Androecium 0.6–1 cm long; staminal tube dilating towards apex, 0.1 cm long; staminodes 0.6–0.9 cm long; longest stamen 0.6–0.7 cm long, anthers 0.2–0.3 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary globose, tomentose; style 0.1–0.3 cm long, puberulous, 3-branched
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds unknown
Figures
Fig 12: 4, p 71
Ecology
Grassland, wooded grassland; 900–1900 m
Conservation
A widespread and common taxon, here assessed as of Least Concern.
Distribution
Flora districts: U1 K2 K3 Range: Senegal, Gambia, Guinee (Bissau), Guinea, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo-Kinshasa, Sudan, Ethiopia

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Dombeya quinqueseta (Delile) Exell appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 1, 1982 Schimper [695], Ethiopia K000240994
Aug 1, 1982 Schweinfurth, G. [2830] K000240995
Aug 1, 1982 Schweinfurth, G. [2264] K000240996
Aug 1, 1982 Kotschy [525], Ethiopia K000240997
Aug 1, 1982 Kotschy [526] K000240999
Aug 1, 1982 Kotschy [526], Ethiopia K000241000
Aug 1, 1982 unknown [160], Senegal K000241015 holotype
Aug 1, 1982 Speke [737], Kenya K000241107 Unknown type material
Aug 1, 1982 Speke [737], Kenya K000241108 Unknown type material
Kotschy [525], Ethiopia K000240998

First published in J. Bot. 73: 263 (1935)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Cheek, M. & Dorr, L. (2007). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Sterculiaceae: 1-134.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Dombeya in Africa: 105 (1991)
  • F.C.B. 10: 249 (1963)
  • F.W.T.A. ed. 2, 1(2): 317 (1958)
  • Fl. Eth. 2, 2: 170 (1995).
  • J.B. 73: 263 (1935)
  • K.T.S.L.: 164 (1994 )
  • Seyani, Dombeya: 163 (1982)

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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