This species is very closely related to Soyauxia floribunda.
Soyauxia velutina is an evergreen shrub or small tree that can grow from 3 - 11 metres tall. The bole can be 10cm in diameter. The plant sometimes adopts a more climbing habit[
The plant is likely to be used locally as a source of wood.
West tropical Africa - Cote D'Ivoire to Nigeria; Gabon.
Evergreen rain-forest, valley bottoms, often by water[
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Just as with the closely related Soyauxia grandifolia, the twigs of this species are probably used as chew sticks to clean the teeth and maintain dental hygiene[
The heart-wood is reddish; it is clearly demarcated from the white sap-wood. The wood is hard[
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