Tristania exiliflora F.Muell.
Tristaniopsis exiliflora is an evergreen tree with a dense, spreading crown that can grow up to 30 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber. It makes an excellent, spreading shade tree[
Australia - northern Queensland.
Often found lining watercourses in the rainforest, and also in open forests, at elevations from sea level to 1,000 metres[
]. Trees can often be deformed and dwarfed by the ferocious floods that occur along some streams[
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Succeeds in a wide range of soils so long as there is ample moisture[
A rather slow-growing tree[
The tree resprouts freely from low down if the main trunk is damaged[
The dark coloured wood is close-grained, very tough and elastic[
]. It is useful for tool handles[
We have no more specific information for this species, but the heartwood of trees in this genus is generally pink brown, gray brown, red brown, or dark red; the sapwood is pink or red brown, lighter than the heartwood, but not always sharply demarcated. The texture is medium to fine; grain interlocked, sometimes wavy; somewhat lustrous; without characteristic odour or taste[
]. The wood is generally difficult to saw and machine because of high density, cutters may dull rapidly; it dresses to a smooth surface; turns excellently[
]. The heartwood is generally reported to be resistant to attack by decay fungi and termites[
]. It is used for flooring, pallets, heavy construction, specialty items (pulleys, rollers, bearings, sheaves, tool handles)[
Seed - germinates well, but seedlings are subject to damping off[
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