Uvariodendron anisatum is a shrub or small tree; it usually grows up to 9 metres tall, occasionally to 15 metres. The bole is up to 40cm in diameter. It produces some of its flowers along the stems and trunk[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
The plant has a limited natural range which is threatened by agricultural encroachment. It is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
East tropical Africa - central and southern Kenya.
Rather dry evergreen forest; at elevations from 1,170 - 1,800 metres[
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Most parts of the plant are strongly aniseed scented[
The wood is used for walking sticks and axe handles[
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