Ephialis simplicifolia Sol. ex Seem.
Gmelina macrophylla (R.Br.) Benth.
Vitex dalrympleana F.Muell.
Vitex macrophylla R.Br.
Gmelina dalrympleana is an evergreen shrub or tree that can grow from 1 - 40 metres tall. The bole can range from 5 - 70cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for its wood. It is cultivated as an ornamental.
Australasia - New Guinea, northern Queensland.
Rainforest to open forest, dunes or swamps (in Papua New Guinea sometimes associated with Melaleuca or Eucalyptus-Banksia woodland), sometimes a shrub in savannah woodlands; at elevations up to 450 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Succeeds in heavy soils[
]. Often found in the wild in poorly drained sites[
]. Dislikes dry conditions[
The wood is dark straw coloured with yellow streaks[
]. The grain is rather coarse, the wood is durable[
]. It is used for floorboards and planks[
Seed - sow in light shade in a nursery seedbed. It germinates in 1 - 5 months[
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