Common Name: Hafotra
Dombeya befotakensis is a tree growing around 5 - 12 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of fibre and wood.
The quality of habitat for Dombeya befotakensis has declined due to various human activities including shifting agriculture, selective logging and wood harvesting. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2021)[
Africa - eastern Madagascar
Evergreen and humid forests; at elevations from 72 - 1,125 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[
The fibrous bark is used as a tying material[
The bark was formerly made into barkcloth[
The wood is used for construction[
The wood is usd for fuel and to make charcoal[
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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