Helicia latifolia is a tree that can grow from 8 - 24 metres tall. The bole can be free of branches for 10 - 15 metres, sometimes with spur roots and narrow buttresses[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Australasia - New Guinea.
Slopes and ridges in primary and secondary rain forest, at elevations up to 800 metres[
]. Rain-forest, on coral limestone outcrops, on deep volcanic soil, or on slopes of an iron stone-gravel capped ridge; at elevations up to 500 metres[
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The twigs are sometimes swollen and hollow, and inhabited by small black ants[
The heartwood is brown with wide rays, the sapwood dark yellow[
]. The wood is attractive[
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