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Useful Tropical Plants

Dombeya burgessiae

Gerrard ex Harv.

Malvaceae


A variable species that has in the past been treated as a number of distinct species[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
].

+ Synonyms

Assonia sparmannioides Hiern

Dombeya antunesii Exell & Mendonça

Dombeya auriculata K.Schum.

Dombeya burttii Exell

Dombeya calantha K.Schum.

Dombeya concinna K.Schum.

Dombeya dawei Sprague

Dombeya elegans K.Schum.

Dombeya endlichii Engl. & K.Krause

Dombeya gamwelliae Exell

Dombeya globiflora Staner

Dombeya greenwayi Wild

Dombeya johnstonii Baker

Dombeya kindtiana De Wild.

Dombeya lasiostylis K.Schum.

Dombeya mastersii Hook.f.

Dombeya nairobensis Engl.

Dombeya nyasica Exell

Dombeya parvifolia K.Schum.

Dombeya platypoda K.Schum.

Dombeya rosea Baker f.

Dombeya sparmannioides (Hiern) K.Schum.

Dombeya sphaerantha Gilli

Dombeya tanganyikensis Baker f.

Dombeya tiliacea (Endl.) Planch.

Dombeya trichoclada Mildbr.

Dombeya velutina De Wild. & Staner

Common Name:

Dombeya burgessiae
Close-up of the flowers
Photograph by: Ton Rulkens
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General Information

Dombeya burgessiae is a shrub or a small tree that branches from low down, growing from 2 - 6 metres tall[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].
The wood is used locally as friction sticks to make fire.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
,
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

Range

Tropical Africa - Kenya south to Angola and S. Africa.

Habitat

Forest edges; open forest; early stages of forest regrowth; semi-evergreen bushland on rocky sites; riverine vegetation at elevations of 750 - 2,400 metres[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
]. Forest-margins or in woodland with above average humidity, and some degree of shade[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *
HabitShrub
Height4.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The species shows some resistance to fire[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used for making fire by friction[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cuttings of half-ripe wood[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
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