Flindersia pubescens F.M.Bailey
Cultivated tree in New Farm Park, Brisbane, Australia
Photograph by: Tatters ?
Flindersia schottiana is a sparsely-branched tree with an open, spreading crown; it can grow up to 50 metres tall[
]. The bole is 45 - 75cm in diameter[
The tree yields a popular timber, it is commonly harvested from the wild[
Australia - New South Wales, Queensland to New Guinea.
Lowland subtropical and littoral rainforest[
]. Common in moister rainforests[
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A plant of the subtropics to tropics of eastern Australia, growing at higher elevations as it moves into the tropics[
]. Young plants are intolerant of frost, but older plants are somewhat hardier[
A fast-growing tree[
The tree grows quickly enough, and is hardy enough, to be grown as a pioneer species when establishing woodland[
]. Unlike many other pioneers, it develops into a long-lasting canopy tree as the forest develops[
The pale yellow wood is hard, close-grained, durable, prettily marked and takes a high polish[
]. It is used for shingles, staves, and for cabinet work[
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 - it germinates within 2 weeks if sown fresh[
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