Daphnopsis philippiana is an evergreen shrub or a small tree; it can grow 3 - 10 metres tall. The bole is 5 - 10cm in diameter[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a source of fibre.
Although not yet treated in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the range of this species is probably becoming increasingly more restricted by agriculture[
Caribbean - Puerto Rico.
Forests in montane areas, at elevations from 500 - 1,000 metres[
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The plant can flower and produce fruit nearly all year round[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The fibrous bark is often used for making rope[
The whitish or yellowish wood is soft, and little used because of the small size of the tree[
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