Flindersia bourjotiana is a tree growing up to 35 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 100cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber.
Australia - northeast Queensland.
Well developed rain forest on a variety of sites at elevations from sea level to 1,200 metres. It reaches its best development in upland and mountain rain forest[
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A plant of the moist tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 1,200 metres. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 20 - 30°c, but can tolerate 10 - 38°c[
]. It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 1,500 - 3,500mm, but tolerates 1,100 - 3,800mm[
Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Prefers a well-drained, moderately fertile soil of medium texture[
]. Prefers a pH in the range 5 - 6, tolerating 4.5 - 6.5[
The heartwood is white, sometimes greyish, silvery or slightly tawny[
]. The wood is strong, tough, durable, easily worked and takes a good polish[
]. The tree produces a very pale high quality cabinet timber which takes a high polish[
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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