Flindersia leichardtii C.DC.
Flindersia ustralis F.Muell.
Cultivated flowering tree
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Flowers and leaves
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Flindersia bennettiana is a tree with a dense crown; it can grow up to 40 metres tall.
The tree is harvested from the wild for its valuable timber.
Australia - New South Wales, Queensland.
Littoral, subtropical and warm-temperate rainforest[
]. Sub-tropical and dry rainforests, margins of open forests and riverine scrub[
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A plant mainly of the subtropical zone of eastern Australia.
Succeeds in a wide range of well-drained soils, including sandy, basaltic or acid volcanic soils[
Slow-growing in its first couple of years, the tree then grows away rapidly[
The wood is close-grained but seldom used[
]. It splits well and might probably be valuable for staves[
]. It is a most useful timber for saddle making[
The wood is a good fuel, burning well when still green[
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[
Seed - germinates freely within a couple of weeks if sown fresh[
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