Eugenia kuranda F.M.Bailey
Syzygium kuranda is a tree.
This species produces millable logs and the timber is marketed in Australia as Kuranda Satinash, a very useful general purpose structural timber which enjoyed a good reputation in North Queensland. A very strong tree that would be good for parks and larger gardens. Flowering occurs in dense clusters along the branches[
Australia - northern Queensland.
Well developed rain forest on a variety of sites; at elevations up to 1,100 metre[
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We have no specific information on edibility for the fruit of this species, but the fruits of many members of this genus are edible[
]. The globular fruits are about 35 - 40mm long and about 40 - 45mm wide; the firm flesh surrounding one or two large seeds[
A very useful, general purpose structural timber[
We do not have any more specific information for the wood of this species, but the various species of Syzygium tend to have somewhat similar timber. The general description of syzygium timber is as follows:-
The heartwood is a golden brown, greyish brown or brown, with pink or purplish glints; it is not clearly demarcated from the 1 - 4cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is fine; the grain slightly interlocked, sometimes wavy or irregular; there are resin deposits. The wood is heavy; moderately hard; somewhat durable, being moderately resistant to fungi and termites, but susceptible to dry wood borers. It seasons slowly, with a high risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is moderately stable in service. It works well with ordinary tools, nailing and screwing are good so long as the wood is pre-bored; gluing is correct. The wood is used for musical instruments, tool handles, furniture components, ship building, heavy carpentry, flooring, joinery etc[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe.
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