Dombeya burgessiae is a large multi-branched shrub, occasionally a tree found in north-eastern South Africa (SA Tree List No. 468.1). It also grows in Zimbabwe and elsewhere in Africa. The leaves are large, ovate to round, about 11 cm in diameter. They are lobed with noticeable veins from the base. The apex tapers, the base is lobed. The margins are serrated. The flowers are often uniformly pink, sometimes white. They are cup-shaped, growing in axillary clusters close to branch tips on long stalks. Blooms can be seen around autumn and the beginning of winter. The fruit is a small, hairy capsule, brown when ripe (Schmidt, et al, 2002; Coates Palgrave, 2002).