This name is not universally accepted. We have followed the treatment in African Plant Database[
] and others, but some botanists are rejecting the Genus name Elaeodendron and are merging it with Cassine[
]. In that case, this species will be Cassine curtipendula (Endl.) Kuntze[
Cassine curtipendula (Endl.) Kuntze
Elaeodendron arboreum Pancher & Sebert
Elaeodendron curtipendulum is a large, evergreen shrub or a tree that can grow up to 15 metres tall. The bole can be up to 50cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
Western Pacific - New Caledonia, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island.
At the edges of brackish water[
]. Dense forests at low elevations[
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Found in the wild on limestone soils, (Coral raised) or other; on shale; siliceous terrain; tropical black clays; and in acid soils[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The wood is of excellent quality[
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