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Useful Tropical Plants

Dombeya umbellata

Cav.

Malvaceae

+ Synonyms

Assonia umbellata Kuntze

Cavanilla umbellata J.F.Gmel.

Common Name:

Dombeya umbellata
Close-up of the flower
Photograph by: Charles Rakotovao
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General Information

Dombeya umbellata is a tree growing up to 15 metres tall[
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The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a source of fibre and wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

605
Title
Flore de L'Ile de la Reunion
Publication
 
Author
E. Jacob De Cordemoy
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Librairie Medicale & Scientifique; Paris.
Year
1895
ISBN
 
Description
Not really a flora, more a list of the plants known at that time. It often includes a brief description of habit and habitat, plus the local uses of the plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Africa - RĂ©union.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height12.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The bark is fibrous. It has been used for making rope and rough tissue[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

The wood is light in weight. It has been used for making rafts[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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