Grossera macrantha is a shrub or a tree; it usually grows up to 6 metres tall, though specimens up to 20 metres have been recorded. The fluted bole can be up to 35cm in diameter[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
West tropical Africa - Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, DR Congo.
An understorey plant in dense rainforest and periodically inundated rainforest; it is also found as a pioneer species in forest gaps; at elevations from sea level up to 450 metres[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The powdered bark is applied to sores, after these have been washed with a decoction of the bark[
]. This treatment causes severe smarting[
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