The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 6
Notes on Some of the Wood Specimens from Southern Queensland
Notes on Some of the Wood Specimens from Southern Queensland.
13. Flindersia Schottiana: F. Mueller.—Stem 12 to 16 inches diameter; 60 to 70 feet high. This species occurs plentifully in the scrub near the coast. It is of slender growth. The wood is soft, and soon perishes when exposed.
45. Owenia venosa: F. Mueller.—Sour Plum; 8 to 12 inches diameter; 20 to 30 feet high. A fine shady tree, common in scrubs. The wood is hard, of a reddish colour, and its great strength renders it fit for wheelwright work.
82. Melia Azedarach L.; White Cedar.—24 to 30 inches diameter; 40 to 60 feet high. A nice deciduous tree. The wood is soft, and not considered of any value.
153. Spondias pleiogyna: F. Mueller.—Sweet Plum; 20 to 45 inches diameter; 70 to 100 feet high. A beautiful tree, having a cylindrical erect trunk, growing sometimes 80 feet in height without branches. It has a rich dark glossy green pinnate foliage, and the wood is hard and heavy, dark red, finely marked, and susceptible of a high polish.
48. Harpullia pendula: Planch.—Tulipwood; 14 to 24 inches diameter; 50 to 80 feet high. A beautiful growing tree, with glossy green pinnate leaves; found in great abundance on the banks of rivers. The wood has a firm fine texture, and is curiously veined in colouring. It is much esteemed for cabinetwork.
97. Cupania anacardioides: A. Rich.—18 to 24 inches diameter; 30 to 50 feet high. A moderate-sized tree, but the wood is not appreciated.
103. Cupania nervosa: F. Mueller.—12 to 20 inches diameter; 30 to 45 feet high. The wood of this tree is nicely grained.
79. Bursaria spinosa: Cavan.—6 to 9 inches diameter; 20 to 30 feet high. A slender tree, growing in the borders of scrubs, some distance from the sea. The timber is hard, of a close texture, and admits of a good polish.
125. Bursaria spinosa: Cavan.—6 to 9 inches diameter; 20to 30 feet high. The grain is white and close.
30. Acacia pendula: A. Cunn.—Weeping Myall; 6 to 12 inches diameter; 20 to 30 feet high. A graceful tree, small, with pendant foliage. The wood is hard, possessing a close texture, and a rich dark colour. From Mr. Coxen, in the neighbourhood of Dalby.
91. Barklya syringifolia: Ferd. Mueller.—12 to 15 inches diameter; 40 to 50 feet high. This is a most beautiful tree, with dense bright-green glossy foliage. It is common; the wood hard and close-grained.
112. Erythrina vespertilio: Benth.—Cork-tree; 12 to 25 inches diameter; 30 to 40 feet high. A beautiful tree when in flower. The wood is soft, and is used by the aborigines for making war-shields.
146. Bauhinia Hookeri: Ferd. Mueller.—10 to 20 inches diameter; 30 to 40 feet high. An ornamental spreading tree, with pale-green rich foliage. The wood is heavy, and of a dark reddish hue. Presented by H. Miller, Esq.page 14
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73. Backhousia citriodora: Ferd. Mueller.—9 to 12 inches diameter; 18 to 20 feet high.
43. Phyllanthus Ferdinandi: J. Mueller.—12 to 24 inches diameter; 50 to 60 feet high. A beautiful tree; common on the banks of creeks and rivers.
47. Excœcaria Agallocha, L.—Poison Tree; 12 to 14 inches diameter; 40 to 50 feet high. A slender tree, resembling some of the Fig species in appearance of the foliage. It is frequently met with in the scrub. The wood is hard, and fine grained. The juice is white and nauseous; a single drop falling into the eye will injure the sight.
49. Sarcocephalus cordatus Miq.—Leichhardt's Tree; 24 to 36 inches diameter; 60 to 80 feet high. A splendid erect shady tree, with dark-green broad foliage. The wood is soft, but close grained, of a light colour, and easily worked.
21. Eremophila Mitchelli: Benth.—Sandal Wood; 9 to 12 inches diameter; 20 to 30 feet high.—The wood is very hard, beautifully grained, and very fragrant. It will turn out handsome veneers for the cabinetmaker. From Mr. C. Coxen, in the neighbourhood of Dalby.
78. Maba obovata: R. Br.—10 to 15 inches diameter; 30 to 50 feet high. A small tree, frequently to be seen in the Rosewood scrubs. The timber is hard, fine grained, and likely to be useful for cabinet work.
129. Cargillia Australis: R. Br.—18 to 24 inches diameter; 60 to 80 feet high. A slender-growing tree, with elongated trunk, and elegant rigid foliage. The grain is close, very tough and fine, of little beauty, but likely to be useful for many purposes.
5. Podocarpus elata: R. Br.—A Pine; 24 to 36 inches diameter; 50 to 80 feet high. A very beautiful tree, with elongated cylindrical trunk. It occurs very frequently in the scrubs along the coast. The wood is hard, fine-grained, flexible, and elastic.
15. Stenocarpus sinuosus: Endlicher—Tulip Tree, 18 to 24 inches diameter, 40 to 60 feet high. This is a most beautiful tree, on account of its clean growth and large pinnatified foliage. It occurs often in the scrubs some distance from the coast. This wood is very nicely marked, and would admit of a good polish.
18. Exocarpvs latifolia: R. Br.—Broad-leaved Cherry, 6 to 9 inches diameter, 10 to 16 feet high. A beautiful small tree, with scaly black-coloured bark. The wood very hard and fragrant. Excellent for cabinet work.
26. Morus calcar Galli: A. Cunn.—Cockspur Thorn, 3 to 4 inches diameter, 20 to 80 feet high. A rambling thorny shrub. Duramen dark yellow colour, hard, and used in dyeing yellow and brown.
Note.—A public record of acknowledgment is due to Messrs. Anderson and Wright for having caused the Victorian timber to be cut gratuitously into the required sizes for the Exhibition.