Echinocarpus australis Benth.
Sloanea australis is a tree with a large, dense crown. The bole is crooked and irregularly buttressed[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood.
Australia - New South Wales, Queensland.
Rainforest, well-developed on richer soils along water courses; from sea-level to the lower ranges[
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A moisture-lover, it grows best near streams in the wild[
A very slow-growing plant[
The tree responds very freely to coppicing[
The wood is soft and durable[
]. The tree produces a useful pink to reddish cabinet timber usually without figure[
]. The wood is 'the palest of uniform pinks ... lit by a silken sheen.' When exposed to the air, the wood is a normal brown without any distinctive feature and a grain mid-way between a softwood and a hardwood. It is described as being used in Australia for various building purposes, carpentry, and turnery[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe, when it will germinate in a few weeks[
Cuttings, even of quite large branches, root readily[
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