Smooth-leaved Quinine

    (Petalostigma banksii)


Growing to 3 or 4 metres high, the largest trunks I have seen in this species is about 100mm including the thick, rough bark. Smooth-leaved Quinine flowers towards December and bears an orange fruit about 20mm diameter similar to Quinine Bush.
I haven't found any timber from this bush big enough to do much with but my partner liked the look of some turned toadstools that she saw on a trip to FNQ so I made this arrangement for her. The timber is quite soft compared to it's rock-like cousin (p.pubescens) and it seems to hold it's bark OK for this type of work. I'll update this info once I test the timber further.


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