Syncarpia glomulifera



Syncarpia glomulifera, common name Turpentine or yanderra, is a tree of the family Myrtaceae native to New South Wales and Queensland, which can reach 60 metres in height. It generally grows on heavier soils. The turpentine grows into a large straight-trunked tree up to 45 or even 55 m high with a diameter of up to 1.5 m. On poorer soils it grows as a small tree or even adopts a mallee habit. The thick brown bark is fibrous, with deep vertical furrows running down the trunk. The leaves are arranged oppositely on the stems, and pairs grow close together so that they resemble a whorled group of four leaves. On 0.7–1.3 cm long petioles, the thick leaves are ovate to ellipictal and measure 7–10 cm long and 2.5–4.5 cm across with recurved margins. Their upper surface is a dull dark green, and lower surface much paler. Flowering takes place from August to December. The cream flowers are fused in groups of seven into compound flowerheads. This is followed by the development of the compound fruit – 1 to 2 cm diameter woody capsules which ripen in summer. Timber is highly sought after, used for marine applications where it is resistant to marine borers. Also resistant to termites.

244.00 Location C11 Latitude; -38.402382000000 Longitude; 146.056291000000       

244.01 Location C2 Latitude; -38.402068000000 Longitude; 146.051270000000

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