Common Name: Hafopotsy
Dombeya albisquama is a large shrub or a small tree usually growing around 6 - 16 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of fibre and wood.
Even though three subpopulations of Dombeya albisquama are recorded within protected areas, threats to the species still exist because of logging and shifting agricultural activities. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2020)[
Africa - eastern and central Madagascar
Humid forest; at elevations from 573 - 900 metres[
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In cultivation, species in this genus generally grow best in a moist but well-drained, fertile soil and a position in full sun or partial shade[
A strong fibre obtained from the bark is used for making rope and weaving cloth[
The strong bark can be used as a tying material[
The wood is used in construction[
Seed is very small but can be extracted from fully ripened, dry flower heads. Its viability declines within 3 months, so fresh seed has to be used for sowing. Seed is to be sown in properly drained seedbeds. Seedlings emerge in about 3 weeks[
Cuttings of semi-ripe wood, preferably with some bottom heat to encourage rooting[
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