Dombeya mauritiana


 This is a small tree that may be dioecious, reaching a height of 10 m and a trunk of 20-30 cm in diameter.  Bark is rough and grey.  Young branching have short growing parts more or less dense, formed from small, white or rosy hairs, which are more or less persistent on older branching.  Leaves have an oval leaf blade, pointed at the top, with rounded lobes at the base 7-12 x 4-9 cm having small hair sparsely located on the 2 surfaces, being more numerous on the veins.  Margin may be ranged from winding to serrate.  Petiole 3.5-6 cm is thin, rosy with hairs more or less dense found on its surface.  Stipules are pointed, making 5-7 mm and are deciduous as well.  Young leaves originate from a more or less trilobed shoot. Inflorescence 6-7 cm is found in a cymose arrangement, having an irregular branching with a pair of stipule with each branching.  Epicalyx is formed from separated bracts closely oval to oblong, obtuse, ranging from 2.5-3 mm with sparsely located hairs on the back.

 Male flowers are approximately 1 cm in diameter, with sepals about .5 mm fused at 0.8 mm covered on the external surface with hairs more or less in a dense fashion with a globular shape at the base.  Petals are white, about 5-6 mm.  Androecium is about 5 mm, with a staminal tube of more or less 1.5 mm.  Gynaecium is more or less 2 mm with an ovary, which sometimes develops into a capsule of more or less 5 mm in diameter.  Locules contain only aborted ovules.  Female flowers are unknown.