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Useful Tropical Plants

Andringitra macrantha

(Baker) Skema

Malvaceae

+ Synonyms

Assonia insignis (Baker) Kuntze

Assonia macrantha (Baker) Kuntze

Dombeya insignis Baker

Dombeya macrantha Baker

Common Name:

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General Information

Andringitra macrantha is a shrub or a small tree that can grow around 5 metres tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of fibre. It is sometimes planted or allowed to grow around villages because the fibre from its bark is considered very useful.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - central Madagascar

Habitat

Not known

Properties

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HabitTree
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusSemi-cultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The bark is used for tying, and the bark fibre for making rope and coarse textiles[
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Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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http://www.prota.org
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Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Propagation

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Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2023-03-21. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Andringitra+macrantha>

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