Tristania ferruginea C.T.White
Tristaniopsis ferruginea is an evergreen tree with a dense, rounded crown; it can grow up to 30 metres tall. The bole can be deeply fluted towards the base[
The wood is gathered from the wild for local use.
Australasia - New Guinea.
A dominant, canopy tree of ridge forests[
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A tree of the moist tropical lowlands.
The brown wood is hard and very durable[
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)[
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