Leptolaena parviflora Scott-Elliot
Leptolaena rubella Scott-Elliot
Leptolaena turbinata Baker
Leptolaena pauciflora is a small shrub to medium-sized tree, growing up to 12 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its timber and for local medicinal use.
This species has a very large extent of occurrence and area of occupancy and is known from a very large number of locations. However, the selective exploitation of this species for construction (due to its highly resistant qualities) is a major threat likely to lead to a population reduction of 50 - 80% in the future[
]. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2010)[
Africa - Madagascar.
Found in humid littoral forest at sea level to subhumid and montane woodland and thicket at elevations up to 2,300 metres.
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The aerial parts of the plant have been used in the treatment of syphilis[
The roots are used for a beauty mask[
The wood is highly resistant[
]. It is used for house building[
The wood is used for fuel[
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