Chytranthus obliquinervis is a tree usually growing 2 - 6 metres tall but occasionally to 15 metres[
]. It has a mostly unbranched bole that is topped by a crown of very large pinnate leaves[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its edible fruit and useful wood.
The tree is restricted to localised populations on the East African coast where pressures exist from a growing human population and the demand for land to cultivate. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
East tropical Africa - Kenya, Tanzania.
Lowland evergreen forest on sand and coral, evergreen rainforest or moist riverine forest, at elevations from sea level to 900 metres[
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It is unclear whether the tree is monoecious or dioecious. If dioecious, then both male and female forms of the tree will need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Fruit - raw[
]. Gathered from the wild and eaten as a snack[
The wood is hard and tough. It is used for poles, snare traps, pegs etc[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
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