Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Dysoxylum gaudichaudianum (A.Juss.) Miq.
Miquel, F.A.W. (1868) Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugh. Bat. 4: 15.
Ivory Mahogany; Mahogany, Ivory
Blaze odour variable, sometimes faint and resembling that of shallots (Allium ascalonicum) or beans (Phaseolus vulgaris).
Fruits depressed globular, about 25 mm long overall, outer surface tomentellous. Aril (sarcotesta) orange-brown covering about 25% of the seed. Cotyledons green.
Occurs in CYP, NEQ, CEQ and southwards as far as south-eastern Queensland. Altitudinal range from sea level to 300 m. Grows in well developed lowland and upland rain forest but probably reaches its best development in gallery forest on river flats. Also occurs in Malesia, Christmas Island and the SW Pacific islands.
Produces a useful general purpose timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.77. Cause et al. (1989).