Dombeya excelsa Lamb.

Photo credit: Original from Descr. Pinus courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library - (provided by Missouri Botanical Garden) modified to provide labels.

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Genus: Dombeya

History: 

Published in Descr. Pinus 1: t.39-40 p.87 App in 1803 ...first discovered by Captain Cook in his second voyage round the globe, on that extremity of New Caledonia, called Queen Charlotte's Foreland, and on a small neighbouring island, named by Captain Cook Botany Island, which is a mere sand bank, only three-fourths of a mile in circuit; also on another island, called by our voyagers the Isle of Pines, from its being almost covered with the above-mentioned tree.

Synonym of Araucaria columnaris (G.Forst.) Hook.f.

Basionym of Araucaria excelsa (Lamb.) R.Br.


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