Flindersia macrocarpa C.T.White & W.D.Francis ex Lane-Poole
Flindersia radulifera R.Br. ex Spreng.
Flindersia amboinensis is an evergreen tree that usually grows from 15 - 45 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical, unbuttressed bole can be free of branches for 6 - 8 metres and up to 50cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its high class timber, which is traded.
The tree produces a vluable timber and the main threat to the species is logging. The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Southeast Asia - eastern Indonesia to New Guinea.
A sub-canopy tree in lowland and submontane rain forests; at elevations from sea level to 1,700 metres[
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The heartwood is yellow-brown; the sapwood white, cream or yellow. The wood has commercial value as a veneer and is used to make high-class furniture[
We do not have any more information on the wood of this species. However, the following is a general description of the wood from species in this genus:-
The heartwood is brownish-pink, darkening upon exposure to a medium brown shade; it is demarcated from the narrow band of grayish sapwood. The texture is medium; the grain often interlocked, sometimes wavy or curly, producing a wide range of figure; the lustre is silky; the wood is slightly scented when freshly cut. The heartwood is rated as not durable. The wood seasons satisfactorily, with some tendency to warp and collapse. It works well in most hand and machine operations; torn grain is common when planing quartered surfaces; it takes a good finish; nails and
glues well. The wood is used for purposes such as fine furniture and cabinetwork, decorative veneers, interior joinery, paneling, musical instruments, rifle stocks[
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