Ormocarpopsis itremoensis is a deciduous shrub, the stems with numerous robust lateral short shoots; it can grow up to 3 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
The plant is restricted to a small area, probably less than 10 km², which is under heavy pressure because of mining for marble and forest degradation[
]. It is classified as 'Critically Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Africa - central Madagascar.
Dry woodland, often in very open areas, on thin soil above marble rocks; at elevations from 1,300 - 1,400 metres[
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Ormocarpopsis itremoensis grows slowly, with growth almost restricted to the slow extension of the short shoots which produce flowers and leaves at their tips[
The plant flowers when leafless[
Although only available in small dimensions, the hard wood is used for house construction, carts and tool handles[
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