Neoharmsia baronii is a deciduous shrub or tree that usually grows up to 10 metres tall, although specimens up to 15 metres have been recorded. The bole is up to 20cm in diameter; the bark has a thick waxy coating; and the twigs are thick and succulent[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood. Considering the plants 'Critically Endangered' status (see just below), harvesting of this plant should be discouraged[
An important coastal forest species, known from only two highly restricted localities in the northern tip of Madagascar near Irodo village. Its entire range is estimated to be just 10 square kilometres and only one site has been confirmed recently, on a small patch of highly specialised vegetation. The plant is classified as 'Critically Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
The stems are usually hollow and inhabited by ants[
Africa - northern Madagascar.
Dry woodland and scrubland, often near the coast, on sandy or rocky soils over limestone; at elevations below 500 metres[
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The plant flowers and fruits when it is leafless[
The wood is light in weight but strong. It is used for making furniture and carts[
The wood is used for fuel and for the production of charcoal[
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