Ocotea trichophlebia is an evergreen tree growing from 7 - 15 metres tall. The bole can be 35 - 45cm 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 tree in forests.
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The pale brown wood is fairly hard,compact and fine-grained. It is used 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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