Varronia rosei is a much-branched shrub or a small tree growing up to 4 - 5 metres tall[
The tree is harvested for local use in making ropes.
Varronia rosei is endemic to Ecuador, where it is found in only three locations. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2003)[
S. America - Ecuador
Dry Andean vegetation; at elevations from 2,000 - 2,500 metres[
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Although we have seen no specific information for this species, the fruits of most Cordia (Varronia) species are comprised of a thin to fairly thick layer of pulpy, sweetish-tasting flesh surrounding a single seed and are more or less edible[
], (though some are known to cause gastric disturbances).
The fibrous bark is used to make rope[
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