Tapirira rubrinervis is an evergreen tree growing up to 30 metres tall. The bole can be 65cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild as a local source of fibre.
Known only from a small area of Ecuador, this species is threatened by habitat destruction by human activities. It is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
S. America - Ecuador.
Coastal and low Andean forest at elevations from 250 - 2,000 metres[
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A plant of moderate elevations in the tropics, generally found at elevations from 250 - 2,000 metres[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Fibres are obtained from the plant. The report does not say how they are used[
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