Flindersia brayleyana

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Flindersia brayleyana
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Plantation in Hawaii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Flindersia
Species: F. brayleyana
Binomial name
Flindersia brayleyana

Flindersia brayleyana or Queensland maple is a species of plant in the Rutaceae family. It is found in northern Queensland in Australia. It grows up to 15 metres tall with a spreading crown.[1] The tree is generally protected since the main areas in which this tree occurs have received World Heritage listing.

Although the tree is known as Queensland maple, the family Rutaceae is commonly known as the Rue or Citrus family, and the Queensland maple is more closely related to orange trees than to maple trees.

Uses[edit]

Queensland Maple has been used in acoustic guitars made by the Australian companies Maton and Cole Clark for many years. It is used for backs, sides and particularly for necks. It is very similar to mahogany.

External links[edit]

Media related to Flindersia brayleyana at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, David L. 1986. Ornamental Rainforest Plants in Australia. Pub. Reed Books Pty Ltd.