Wild pear Dombeya rotundifolia, copyright JMK.

Belongs within: Malvaceae.

The Dombeyoideae are a group of flowering plants found in the Old World tropics with the highest diversity in Madagascar and the Mascarenes. They were defined by Baum et al. (1998) as the most exclusive clade including Dombeya palmata, Nesogordonia bernierii and Pterospermum suberifolium.

<==Dombeyoideae BAN98
    |--Nesogordonia bernierii BAN98
    `--+--Burretiodendron BAN98
       |--Eriolaena [Eriolaeneae] BAN98
       |--Pterospermum suberifolium BAN98
       |--Schoutenia BAN98
       `--Dombeya [Dombeyeae] BAN98
            |--D. palmata BAN98
            `--D. rotundifolia CV06
                 |--D. r. var. rotundifolia CV06
                 `--D. r. var. velutina CV06

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BAN98] Baum, D. A., W. S. Anderson & R. Nyffeler. 1998. A durian by any other name: taxonomy and nomenclature of the core Malvales. Harvard Papers in Botany 3 (2): 315–330.

[CV06] Craven, P., & P. Vorster. 2006. Patterns of plant diversity and endemism in Namibia. Bothalia 36 (2): 175–189.

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