Tristania macrosperma F.Muell.
Tristaniopsis macrosperma is an evergreen tree.
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber.
Australasia - New Guinea.
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The straw coloured wood is close-grained, very hard, and tough, stands well in drying, and will likely prove valuable for building purposes[
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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