Weinmannia minutiflora is am evergreen tree that can grow 30 metres or more tall, The bole can be branchless for up to 12 metres, and is up to 60cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for localuse of its wood.
Africa - northern, central and eastern Madagascar.
Humid evergreen forest, at elevations from sea-level up to 2,000 metres[
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The heartwood is reddish brown and not distinctly demarcated from the sapwood. The grain is straight or wavy, texture fine and even. The wood is medium-weight; fairly durable, being resistant to attacks by fungi, termites and Lyctus borers. It air dries slowly with a tendency to check; rates of shrinkage are high; once dry, the wood is moderately stable in service. The wood is fairly easy to work with both machine and hand tools; it can be planed to a nice surface; is fairly easy to nail and has good nail-holding capacity; it glues satisfactorily and the varnishing properties are good; it can be sliced into good-quality veneer. It is valued for house construction, bridges, scaffolding and railway sleepers, but also for luxury and mosaic parquet flooring. It is suitable for interior and exterior joinery, ship building, furniture, cabinet work, toys, novelties, boxes, crates, carvings, pattern making, turnery, veneer, plywood, hardboard and particle board[
The wood is used for fuel and for charcoal production[
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