Ocotea comoriensis is an evergreen tree.
The tree is harvested from the wild for its high quality timber, which is used locally and also traded. The tree also has local medicinal uses.
Africa - Madagascar and the Comores.
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A bark decoction is used to treat headache, urinary disorders and stomach complaints[
The plant has shown in-vitro antimalarial activity[
The wood of this species, and of several other Ocotea species from Madagascar, is known as 'Varongy. It is in high demand for furniture, cabinet making, boat construction and mortars, but is also valued for construction, joinery, vehicle bodies, interior trim and pattern making. It is suitable for mine props, ship building, toys, novelties, boxes, crates, carvings, turnery, veneer and plywood. It is less suitable for flooring because it is too soft[
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