Dombeya mauritiana F. Friedmann, 1981:439



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1994?

Rediscovered in April 2009



Mauritius, Mascarene Islands


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Friedmann, F. (1981). Sterculiacées et Lecythidacées nouvelles aux Mascareignes. Adansonia 20: 439-449.


Other references:

Florens, Vincent. (2009). Mauritian tree rediscovered. Species 50: 25.

Hawkes, J. G., Maxted, N. and Ford-Lloyd, B. V. (2000). Field Gene Banks, Botanic Gardens In Vitro, DNA and Pollen Conservation, pp. 92-107. In: The Ex Situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Le Péchon, Timothée et al. (2015). Diversification of Dombeyoideae (Malvaceae) in the Mascarenes: old taxa on young islands? Int. J. Plant Sci. 176(3): 211-221.

Pain, Stephanie. (2018). Kew's missing magic restored. New Scientist 238(3177): 44-45. [Abstract]

WCSP (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet;


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