Isolona heinsenii is a shrub or a tree with branches that spread horizontally; it can grow from 3 - 15 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
This species has a small native range, the population is severely fragmented and in continuing decline due to habitat loss and disturbance. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
East tropical Africa - Tanzania.
Rainforests at elevations from 800 - 960 metres[
]. Lowland and submontane forest[
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The wood is light and splits quite easily. It is used for building poles, tool handles and wooden spoons[
The wood is used for fuel[
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