Mespilodaphne racemosa Danguy
Ocotea alveolata Kosterm.
Ocotea discoidea Kosterm.
Ocotea laevis Kosterm.
Ocotea platydisca Kosterm.
Ocotea similis Kosterm.
Ocotea racemosa is an evergreen tree that can grow 15 - 22 metres tall. The bole can be unbranched for 10 - 12 metres and 60cm in diameter[
The tree is 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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A good quality, yellowish-grey wood; the sapwood and heartwood are not distinct. A good wood for industry, it is much sought for use in carpentry[
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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