Acmena mackinnoniana B.Hyland
Syzygium mackinnonianum is a tree.
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood. This species produces millable logs and the timber has the potential to be marketed[
Australia - northern Queensland.
Well developed lowland and upland rain forest at elevations up to 500 metres[
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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 hemispherical to depressed globular fruits can be about 35 - 40mm long and 40mm wide; the rather leathery, granular pulp surrounds a single seed about 15 - 20mm long and 20 - 30mm wide[
This species is not used commercially at present but produces millable logs that could be sawn for 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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