Dysoxylum

Dysoxylum

Dysoxylum is a genus of plants, mainly trees in the mahogany family Meliaceae. There are about 70 species and they range from Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New Caledonia and through to other parts of the western Pacific Ocean.

The Australian species were prized for their wood which is a rich red in colour and was widely used in the furniture trade. The common name for the Australian species is the rose mahogany. The New Zealand species, Dysoxylum spectabile, is sometimes known as New Zealand Mahogany, because its wood is light, strong and polishes to a fine red colour.

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