Apodocephala pauciflora is an evergreen tree usually growing up to 20 metres tall, but occasionally to 30 metres[
]. The bole is up to 60 cm in diameter. The bark has a sweet smelling exudate[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally.
Africa - central Madagascar.
Humid evergreen forest at elevations from 700 - 2,000 metres[
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A plant of the moist tropics, where it is found at elevations from 700 - 2,000 metres.
The heartwood is yellowish when freshly cut, changing to pale brown or yellowish brown upon exposure; it is indistinctly demarcated from the 50 - 75mm wide layer of sapwood. The grain is usually straight, occasionally interlocked; texture moderately fine. The wood is medium-weight; fairly durable and rarely attacked by termites and Lyctus borers, but liable to marine borer attack. It works well with both hand and machine tools, and smooth surfaces can be produced except when interlocked grain is present. The nailing properties are satisfactory. Known as 'tsiramiramy' in Madagascar, is suitable for light construction, light flooring, joinery, ship building, furniture, cabinet work, turnery, hardboard and particle board[
The wood is used for fuel[
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