Uapaca staudtii is a tree with a heavy crown; it can grow from 7.5 - 30 metres tall. The bole is about 40cm in diameter, often short and rather crooked, with prop or stilt-roots up to 4 metres high[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild and used locally for its timber and edible fruit.
West tropical Africa - southern Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon.
Along streams and coastal forests, sometimes in almost pure stands[
]. Sometimes it is regarded as a fresh-water mangrove[
]. Swamp forest at elevations from sea level to 710 metres[
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The fruit is said to be edible[
]. We do not have any more information for this species, but the fruits of many members of this genus are edible, generally sweet and juicy[
]. The globose to ellipsoid fruit is 20 - 30mm in diameter and 20 - 30mm wide[
The heartwood is red, darkening to red-brown with red rays in transverse section; the sapwood is paler. The grain is medium to coarse. The wood is very durable and said to be termite-proof; fairly hard and heavy; sinking in water; polishing readily and easily worked[
]. It is a good timber for general purposes, being useful for interior work in houses and for some sorts of furniture such as tables, chairs, etc. It has been proposed for railway-sleepers and barrel-staves[
The wood is converted into charcoal[
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