Mespilodaphne thouvenotii Danguy
Ocotea thouvenotii is an evergreen tree growing up to 25 metres tall. The bole can be up to 80cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its high quality timber, which is used locally and also traded.
Africa - eastern Madagascar.
A canopy tree in forests[
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The yellow wood is of excellent quality[
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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