Dysoxylum fraserianum

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Dysoxylum fraserianum
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Dysoxylum fraserianum at Boorganna Nature Reserve, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Genus: Dysoxylum
Species: D. fraserianum
Binomial name
Dysoxylum fraserianum
(A.Juss.) Benth.
Synonyms
Dysoxylum pachyphyllum is sometimes erroneously called D. fraserianum in older sources.

Dysoxylum fraserianum (Rosewood or Australian Rose Mahogany) is a large tree species native to NSW and Queensland, Australia.[1]

Dysoxylum is a flowering plant genus of trees and shrubs, constituting part of the same family as Mahogany the family (Meliaceae).

Mature trees can grow up to 57 m in height, with a trunk up to 3.5 metres in diameter.[2] It has 6.5–25 cm long paripinnate dark-green leaves with 4–12 leaflets.

D. fraserianum is one of the most common tree species in subtropical rainforests of Australia. It is a typical long lived, slow growing and shade tolerant climax species.[2] Rosewood has been extensively logged for its fragrant red timber.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, M. J.; Harden, G. J. (1991). "Dysoxylum fraserianum – New South Wales Flora Online". PlantNET - The Plant Information Network System. 2.0. Sydney, Australia: The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust. Retrieved 2 Mar 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Floyd, Alex (1990) Australian Rainforests in New South Wales, Volume 1. Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Ltd, Chipping Norton, NSW.
  3. ^ Nicholson, Nan & Hugh (2007) Rain Forest Plants II, Terania Rainforest Publishing

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