Uvariodendron usambarense is an evergreen tree that can grow 12 metres or more tall. The bole is straight. The plant flowers on the bole and branches[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of wood. It is left in fields when the forest is cleared so it can provide shade and also for its ornamental value due to its attractive large dark-green leaves[
The habitat is threatened by forest degredation caused by logging and cultivation. Popolation levels are falling. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
East tropical Africa - northeast Tanzania.
Rain forests, often in clusters, at elevations from 750 - 800 metres[
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The wood is used for building poles, tool handles and beds[
The wood is used for fuel[
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