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Australian Blackwood

lat. Acacia melanoxylon
Tasmanian Blackwood, Lightwood

Australian Blackwood



Australian Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) © Eric in SFAustralian blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) comes from Tasmania and the eastern parts of Australia. It’s also called Tasmanian blackwood or lightwood. The tree now grows South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. The tree can grow between 65 and 100 feet tall with a circumference of 20-35 feet.
The wood is hard and heavy. The curly grain can be very decorative. It is often used in furniture, making musical instruments, and boat making, but of course in the more common wood quality and not the very rare curly form.


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