Nauclea orientalis (L.) L.
Linnaeus, C. von (1763) Species Plantarum ed. 2 : 243.
Cheesewood; Canary Cheesewood; Cape York Leichardt; Leichardt; Leichhardt Pine; Leichhardt Tree; Leichhardt's Pine; Pine, Leichhardt's; Soft Leichhardt; Yellow Cheesewood; Burr Tree; Canary-wood
Fallen fruit eaten by Cassowaries. Cooper & Cooper (1994).
A useful carving timber (Swain (1928).
A large spreading and shady tree that is often cultivated. Flowers are in large ball-like heads and are strongly perfumed.
An infusion of the barks causes vomiting, and was used by north Queensland Aborigines to treat 'sore belly' and sometimes snakebite; at Bloomfield River, a decoction of the bark was used externally as an application for rheumatic pains. Cribb (1981).
Produces a useful, moderately durable, general purpose timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.56. Cause et al. (1989).