Eberhardtia tonkinensis is an evergreen tree usually growing 8 - 20 metres tall but with some specimens to 25 metres. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 20 - 60cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its timber and oil-rich seeds.
E. Asia - southern China, Vietnam, Laos.
Primary and secondary forests at elevations from 400 - 1,800 metres, though mainly from 500 - 800 metres[
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Young plants are shade tolerant, but become increasingly light-demanding as they grow older[
A fast-growing species[
Plants respond well to coppicing[
An oil obtained from the seed is used for cooking[
The yellowish-white wood is fine-grained, resistant to termites. It is used for construction and making furniture[
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