Dombeya burgessiae Gerrard - Sterculiaceae

Joy Adamson

National Museums of Kenya

National Museums of Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya

Grows as a shrub or tree to 6 meters, leaves with hairs, flowers white or pink, fruit round and hairy
Habitat: Occurs in open forests, on riverine vegetation, open grasslands as well as rocky sites
Distribution: All the provinces apart from coast
Uses: Bark fiber is used to make ropes, Kamba people use the wood for making bows


  • Title: Dombeya burgessiae Gerrard - Sterculiaceae
  • Creator: Joy Adamson
  • Location Created: Kenya
  • Provenance: Preserved at the National Museums of Kenya Archives
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Watercolour on paper
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Subtitle: Botanical Painting
  • Collection: Joy Adamson's Collection

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