Eucalyptus acmenoides tenuipes Maiden & Blakely
Common Name: Narrow-leaved Mahogany
Eucalyptus tenuipes is an evergreen tree growing around 15 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
Australia - Queensland
Open forests, usually in sandy or stony soils on ridges[
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Eucalyptus tenuipes is natiec to the subtropical and tropical regions of eastern Queensland
Eucalyptus species generally require a sunny position, succeeding in a wide range of well-drained, circumneutral soils of low to moderate fertility[
The plant develops a lignotuber - this is a woody tuber that starts to develop near the base of seedlings and can become massive in the mature plants of some species. It possesses embedded vegetative buds, allowing the plant to regenerate following crown destruction, for example by fire[
An essential oil is obtained from the leaves. Total quantity of the oil, and its composition, can vary widely from plant to plant, but we have reports that the fresh leaves contain around 0.4% essential oil. The main components include pinene (around 36%), terpineol (around 11%), globulol (5%)[
The heartwood is yellowish to yellow-brown. The wood is close-textured, moderately hard and heavy, rather greasy and works easily for its weight[
Seed - surface sow in a sunny position and make sure the compost is not allowed to dry out[
]. Species that come from high altitudes appreciate 6 - 8 weeks cold stratification at 2°c[
]. The germination rate is only about 20 - 25%[
]. Pot up the seedlings into individual pots as soon as the second set of seed leaves has developed, if left longer than this they might not move well. The seedlings are ready for planting in the field when they are 25 - 30 cm tall, usually after 3 - 4 months.
The seed has a long viability[
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