Common Name: Mahot Rouge
Dombeya reclinata is a tree growing up to 10 metres tall with a bole around 30cm in diameter. The branches are always more or less ascending[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a source of fibre and wood.
Africa - Réunion.
Moist forests, avoiding steeper slopes, at moderate elevations[
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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 material for tying[
The white wood is light in weight. It is used for cabinet making and as a construction material of mediocre quality[
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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