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Habitat

— Found in the coast and mountain brushes from the Shoalhaven northwards from south to north of Queensland. In New South Wales the most westerly localities known to me, are Boggabri (J.H.M.) and Attunga, 12 miles north-west of Tamworth (R. H. Cambage). These are both west of the Dividing Range; it is usually found cast.

Following, are some notes by foresters: —

Not plentiful in my district; found only in brush forests on Jilliby , Wyong and Mount Cook Creeks. (Mr. Forester Martin, Gosford.)

Habitat cast of Dividing Range, chiefly skirts of brushes, brushes bordering streams and water-courses, sometimes in the open on sandy lands; in a dwarf form more on land on scrubby mountain tops and slopes. (Mr. Forester Rudder, Booral.)

A plentiful scrub wood, Kempsey district. (Mr. Forester Macdonald, Kempsey.)




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As regards Queensland, it is a very widely spread and handsome tree, equally abundant on the coast and in the interior. It is one of the very characteristic trees of the "Brigalow" scrubs (Ten. Woods, Proc. Linn. Soc., N.S.W., vii, 139). It is as common in the dense tropical jungle as in the desert. This feature is quite exceptional, for there is little else common to the two floras.

It extends to numerous islands in the Pacific Ocean, and also to Borneo. Seeman (Flora Vitiensis) speaks of it as "as a very common and variable species, often attaining a considerable height, and yielding useful timber." Found at South Cape (New Guinea). Coll. Rev. Jas. Chalmers (Mueller).

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