Anisophyllea obtusifolia is an evergreen tree growing up to 45 metres tall. The bole is usually straight, it can be branchless for up to 18 metres and up to 90cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for its timber, which is mainly used locally.
The sawdust may cause allergic reactions to mucous membranes and skin[
East tropical Africa - Tanzania.
Locally common in evergreen rainforest at elevations around 900 metres[
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The roots are used to treat kidney complaints[
The twigs are used as chewing sticks to clean the teeth and maintain the health of the gums[
The heartwood is pale brown; it is not distinctly demarcated from the sapwood. The grain is straight; texture moderately coarse. The wood is moderately heavy; it is not durable, lasting about 1.5 years in contact with the ground, and is susceptible to Lyctus attack. The wood is easy to saw and work, but power demand is quite high. It takes a good finish; is liable to splitting upon nailing, but holds nails well. The wood is used for building poles and tool handles. It is suitable for construction, flooring, ship building, furniture, cabinet work, toys, novelties, boxes and crates[
The wood is used for fuel and for making charcoal[
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