Common Name: Hatapiso
Dombeya ranofotsyensis is a large shrub or a small tree[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
Dombeya ranofotsyensis is known only from six subpopulations and has been collected in one protected area. It is threatened mainly by destruction of its habitat, which induces a continuous decline in the number of subpopulations and the quality of habitat, as well as an important decline of its extent of occurrence. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2019)[
Africa - southeast Madagascar
Humid and transitional forest to dry forest, bush and thickets, usually on gneiss; at elevations up to 780 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 wood is used for construction although the plant does not attain a large size[
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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