Tristania guillainii (Vieill. ex Brongn. & Gris) Tison
Tristaniopsis guillainii is a shrub or evergreen tree growing up to 15 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber, which is used locally.
Pacific - New Caledonia.
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Prefers a sunny position. Found in well-drained soils in the wild[
]. Established plants have a well developed root system and are resistant to drought[
The tree can flower and produce seed all year round[
The red wood is fine-grained, very hard and dense[
]. It is used for turnery[
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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