|BRIEF DESCRIPTION A tall shrub or small tree reaching 5-15 m in height. The branches are sometimes twisted and distorted. USES The wood can be used as fence posts, and for marine structures and underground work. The tree is a good source of honey. GROWING PERIOD Perennial. COMMON NAMES Swamp box, Apple, Swamp mahogany, Swamp turpentine. FURTHER INF Scientific synonym: Tristania suaveolens. Swamp box occurs in eastern Australia within the latitudinal range 11-31°S at elevations between sea level and 800 m. It is mainly found on coastal lowlands, foothills, and alluvial and littoral plains often subject to waterlogging. (pH estimated by the compiler).
|SOURCES (Lophostemon suaveolens Soland. ex Garetn.)
Turnbull J 1986 pp 270-271 [TEMP, KTMP, RAIN, TEXT, DEP, DRA, FER, USE]