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Species Information
 

leaves/dried flowers    tree    bark    leaves, flowers    leaves, flowers   
flowers    flowers   
Dombeya rotundifolia (Hochst.) Planch. var. rotundifolia
(name current July 2011)
Common Wild Pear
Wild Pear
nhliziyo
nhliziyonkhulu
Nhliziyonkulu
uMuwane
umwane
umwuwane
(Dombeya rotundifolia)

MALVACEAE
Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Schedule C
Medicinal
Other uses

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Dombeya rotundifolia - (Umuwane, Wild Pear) Tree up to 12 m, usually less, much-branched deciduous; flowers usually appearing before leaves. Hairiness very short, rater rough with many star-shaped hairs. Leaf-stalk c 1,5 cm long; blade almost circular, up to 6 cm diam, margin slightly wavy, end blunt, base slightly heart-shaped. Flowers copious, irregularly arranged in inflorescences at end of branches or of lateral short shoots; flower-stalk c 6 mm long; calyx segments narrow, spreading, c 4 mm long; petals white, c 1 cm long, persisting after fading.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

Included in Tree Atlas.


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