Assonia cannabina Kuntze
Astrapaea viscosa Sweet
Hilsenbergia cannabina (Hils. & Bojer ex Hook.) Bojer
Dombeya cannabina is a small tree growing around 4 - 10 metres tall[
A good quality fibre obtained from the bark is used locally.
There is an ongoing loss to the habitat of Dombeya cannabina due to selective logging and agriculture. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2020)[
Africa - central Madagascar
Wooded grassland, sub-humid and humid forests or shrubland; at elevations from 800 - 2,640 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[
An excellent cordage fibre is obtained from the bark[
]. The fibre can also be used to make clothes[
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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