Dombeya pulchra is an erect tree of forest margins and riverine bush in high rainfall areas. The distribution area lies in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Swaziland (SA Tree List No. 470.1).
The large soft and lobed leaves are broadly ovate. The leaf has a lobed base, tapering apex and toothed margin. There are five to seven prominent veins from the leaf base. The under-surface is whitish with short hairs (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Schmidt, et al, 2002).