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Useful Tropical Plants

Dombeya mandenensis

Arènes

Malvaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name: Berehoka

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General Information

Dombeya mandenensis is a shrub or a small tree that can grow up to 8 metres tall with a bole up to 25cm in diameter[
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Title
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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1949
Title
A Taxonomic Revision of Dombeya Sect. Decastemon (Malvaceae)
Publication
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 99(4):553-619. 2014.
Author
Applequist W.L.
Website
http:// http://dx.doi.org/10.3417/2011113
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
 
Description
A detailed revision of a section of this large genus.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a toothbrush and as a source of wood for fuel.
Even though Dombeya mandenensis occurs within new protected areas, the species knows a continuing decline by habitat loss due mainly to mining and it is threatened by restricted distribution and annual fire and forest exploitation. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2018)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1949
Title
A Taxonomic Revision of Dombeya Sect. Decastemon (Malvaceae)
Publication
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 99(4):553-619. 2014.
Author
Applequist W.L.
Website
http:// http://dx.doi.org/10.3417/2011113
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
 
Description
A detailed revision of a section of this large genus.

Range

Africa - southeast Madagascar

Habitat

Humid forests near the coast; at elevations up to 25 metres[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Properties

Conservation StatusEndangered
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Found in the wild on sandy soils[
1949
Title
A Taxonomic Revision of Dombeya Sect. Decastemon (Malvaceae)
Publication
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 99(4):553-619. 2014.
Author
Applequist W.L.
Website
http:// http://dx.doi.org/10.3417/2011113
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
 
Description
A detailed revision of a section of this large genus.
]. 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[
974
Title
Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants - Identification and Cultivation of over 3,000 Tropical Plants
Publication
 
Author
Ahmed Fayaz
Publisher
Firefly Books Ltd.; New Zealand
Year
2011
ISBN
978-1-55407-489
Description
A good photograph and terse but detailed information for over 3,000 species of tropical plants. An excellent reference.
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Plants can flower and set fruit all year round[
1949
Title
A Taxonomic Revision of Dombeya Sect. Decastemon (Malvaceae)
Publication
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 99(4):553-619. 2014.
Author
Applequist W.L.
Website
http:// http://dx.doi.org/10.3417/2011113
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
 
Description
A detailed revision of a section of this large genus.
].
The flowers are reported to have an odour of jasmine[
1949
Title
A Taxonomic Revision of Dombeya Sect. Decastemon (Malvaceae)
Publication
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 99(4):553-619. 2014.
Author
Applequist W.L.
Website
http:// http://dx.doi.org/10.3417/2011113
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
 
Description
A detailed revision of a section of this large genus.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The branches can be used to make excellent toothbrushes. They contain a mucilage that helps protect against inflammation of the gums[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

The wood is used as fuelwood[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Propagation

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[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].
Cuttings of semi-ripe wood, preferably with some bottom heat to encourage rooting[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
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