Assonia umbellata Kuntze
Cavanilla umbellata J.F.Gmel.
Common Name: Mahot Blanc
Dombeya umbellata is a tree growing up to 15 metres tall[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a source of fibre and wood.
Africa - Réunion.
Semi-ard areas; at elevations from 500 - 800 metres, occasionally to 1,200 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 bark is fibrous. It has been used for making rope and rough tissue[
The wood is light in weight. It has been used for making rafts[
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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