Pauridiantha rubens is a shrub or a tree; it can grow up to 7 metres tall. The bole can be up to 15cm in diameter[
The plant is cultivated for use as a dye in Equatorial Guinea[
West tropical Africa - Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, DR Congo.
Forest edges and edges of clearings, at elevations from sea-level up to 500 metres[
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Aluminium accumulation in leaves seems to be a chemotaxonomic characteristic of the Pauridiantha genus[
A red dye is obtained from the young leaves[
]. How the dye is used is not reported[
The nature of the red dye present in the leaves has not been studied[
]. The dye potential is optimized by the mordanting effect of the aluminium present in the leaves[
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