The habitat for this small forest tree or shrub is in well-drained situations or in more open rocky areas, often on granite based soils. Diospyros seychellarum is particularly associated with native palm and pandan scrub habitats.
The Bwa sagay plant has been used in traditional medicine.
Diospyros seychellarum faces threats from invasive weeds such as cinnamon and jackfruit. As well as disturbance from logging and land clearing for agriculture. Certain populations are conserved in Seychelles National Parks. It is an IUCN Red List vulnerable species.
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