Mespilodaphne faucherei Danguy
Ocotea faucherei is an evergreen tree that can grow 22 - 24 metres tall. The bole can be unbranched for up to 12 - 14 metres and around 70cm in diameter[
The tree is commonly harvested from the wild for its high quality timber, which is used locally and also traded.
Aftica - eastern Madagascar.
A canopy tree in forests[
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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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