Uvariodendron kirkii is an evergreen shrub or a small tree; it usually grows from 1.5 - 6 metres tall, occasionally to 12 metres. The plant produces many of its flowers along the stems and bole[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
The tree is threatened by habitat loss due to forest loss and degradation (agriculture, tourism, mining, fuelwood, charcoal, etc.). The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
East tropical Africa - southern Kenya, Tanzania.
Evergreen forest, often near the coast; scrubby evergreen bushland; on coral; also characteristic of Cave Wells in Zanzibar; at elevations from sea level to 400 metres[
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The bark is used as an antidote for snake bites and as medicine for wounds and stomach-ache[
The wood is straight-grained and light in weight. It is used for building poles, wooden spoons and withies[
The wood is used for fuel[
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