Baudouinia rouxevillei is a tree growing up to 15 metres tall.
The wood is highly prized and much sought after within its native range, where the tree is commonly harvested for local use.
The tree has become endangered due to over-exploitation, possibly being even close to extinction. It has not as yet been evaluated by the IUCN[
Africa - southwest Madagascar.
Thickets and woodland in the subarid lowlands[
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Baudouinia rouxevillei is a tree of the subarid tropical lowlands, where it is found at elevations lower than 500 metres[
The bole and branches are deeply folded and channelled, with dark brown wood except for the outermost edges of the folds where it is whitish. This gives a very decorative effect and the wood is in high demand for making ornaments, lamp stands and walking-sticks[
The wood is used for making charcoal[
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