+++++++++++++++++++++++ Queensland maple
Flindersia brayleyana. Family: Rutaceae.
Description and natural occurrence
A medium-sized tree attaining a height of 40 m and 2.5 m in stem diameter. The trunk is usually well formed, circular in cross-section and not buttressed. The bark, which is approximately 12 mm thick, is grey to brown. It has fairly distinct longitudinal fissures. In older trees these fissures are not so marked owing to a tendency to scaliness.
Restricted to northern Queensland rainforests between Townsville and the Windsor Tableland.
Araucaria cunninghamii. Family: AraucariaceaeLocal names
Queensland pine, colonial pineDescription and natural occurrence
A large tree attaining 50 m in height and 1.8 stem diameter. It usually has a straight cylindrical trunk. The bark in mature trees is rough and dark brown to nearly black in colour, while in young trees it is smooth with a tendency to peel off around the stem circumference. The hoops are apparent when bark is stripped from the trunk.
Occurs naturally in drier rainforests from Hastings River, New South Wales, to Far North Queensland and as far inland as 300 km in some places. It is also grown in plantations, mainly in southern Queensland. Outside Australia it extends to Papua New Guinea.
Sawn timber of this species is readily available, mainly from plantation grown trees.