Pyranthus alasoa is a deciduous shrub or a tree that can grow up to 6 metres tall. The bole can be up to 20cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
Africa - central and western Madagascar.
Dry and subarid open grassland and remnants of woodland on lateric soils at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
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The plant is resistant to bush fires, quickly producing new shoots after the fire. It flowers on the new shoots, which often develop from thick woody stems after grassland fires[
A leaf infusion is drunk to treat stomach complaints[
The wood is hard and durable. It is used for beams and posts in house building[
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