Dombeya wallichii (Lindl.) K.Schum., Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(6): 78 1890. (Syn: Assonia wallichii Kuntze; Astrapaea penduliflora DC.; Astrapaea wallichii Lindl.; Dombeya wallichii (Lindl.) Benth. & Hook. f.);
Common name: Pink Ball, Dombeya, Tropical Hydrangea • Bengali: Domrupani ডম্রুপানী

Family:                 Malvaceae
Subfamily:                    Dombeyoideae
Genus:                                 Dombeya   Cav.
Species:                                             Dombeya wallichii
Dombeya wallichii Benth. et Hook.f.
Synonym:     (= Astrapaea wallichii Lindl.)
A native of Madagascar, this is popular in India, we have two very closely places plants in the hort..
I see these starting to bloom in January.. flowers of India site says march thru may… may be regional difference, by that time our Kolkata flowers are at their tail end..
Colloquial names:    Pink-ball,    “Tropical Hydrangea

I have seen these flowers (Dombeya wallichii) today (24 SEP 2022) at few places on one tree at Lal Bagh, Bengaluru. At many places I had noted the inflorescence was dried.

This information I wanted to contribute regarding flowering season.


Malvaceae Fortnight :: Dombeya wallichii:: Panshet :: PKAJUL33 : : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Dombeya wallichii from Panshet (Pune region).

yes and nice pics

SK491 30 APR-2017:ID : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Location: Soureni, Mirik, India
Date: 21 April 2017
Altitude: 4200 ft.

Looks like some Dombeya sp. (Malvaceae).
Dombeya in eFI.

Dombeya wallichii (Lindl.) Benth. & Hook.fil. (accepted name) ???

To me also appear close to images at Dombeya wallichii

Thank you. Not listed in Nepal

Ornamental tree for ID 290411MK1:
Please help to ID this tree. Planted
in Bryant’s park Botanical garden, Kodaikanal, TN.
Date/Time- 06-11-2010 / 11:30 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPca.2200asl; Kodaikanal, TN
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Botanical garden
Plant Habit-tree
Height/Length- 4 m
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- c. 20 cm across; peltate
Inflorescence Type/ Size- c 15 cm across; umbel
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 1-2cm across; red tubes

Yes, tropical hydrangea…. there are two specimen in the Horticultural garden in Kolkata…
we discovered the flowers one summer IDed it as Dombeya wallichi


Botanical Gardens, Sibpur: June 2006; Dombeya wallichii———- Tanay Bose – efloraofindia | Google Groups


Bush For ID : Delhi : 171113 : AK-1 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.
This ornamental, cultivated bush was seen at Garden of Five Senses in Delhi.
No flowers when the picture was taken.
Id please.

Many thanks for the id.
The leaves looked familiar, but I could not place it.
I have photographed Dombeya wallichii before.

Flower for Id -31032019SH2 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Flower for id pl.
Location – Latpanchar (Near Darjeeling), West Bengal
Date – March 2019

Dombeya species.

most likely Dombeya wallichii. shape of the leaves and the pendulous inflorescence

cant see details of the flowers, but consistent with Dombeya wallichii
we have a page /species/m—z/m/malvaceae/dombeya
please compare your case with it 

Thanks … I will check the link

Dombeya wallichii (Lindl.) Benth. & Hook.fil.




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