Dais madagascariensis Bojer ex Meisn.
Dais rhamnifolia Baill.
Lasiosiphon rhamnifolius Baker
Dais glaucescens is a shrub or small tree growing up to 8 metres tall. The bole can be up to 25cm in diameter[
The bark is harvested from the wild as a local source of fibre for making paper, string etc.
Africa - Madagascar.
Forests, usually near water, at elevations around 1,000 metres[
]. Forest, particularly by the coast; on bare mountains and near water[
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A good quality fibre is obtained from the bark[
]. This is one of the species of which the bark has long been used for making 'Antaimoro paper', a paper of excellent quality, which is now made into articles such as stationary, envelopes, cards, notebooks, photo albums, lampshades and gift bags[
]. The bark is also used for the manufacture of string, and was formerly used for making barkcloth. It can be woven into textiles[
The white-coloured wood is suitable for making boxes[
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