Leatherwood
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Leatherwood

Scientific Name

Eucryphia lucida

Habitat

Found in the cool temperate rainforests of Tasmania underneath Myrtle and Celery Top Pine.

Timber

The heartwood is pink to with a straight grain and a fine uniform texture.

Foliage

Leatherwood has unique paddle shaped leaves and nectar rich flowers. The nectar is used by bees to produce the unique and sought after Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey.

Uses

Timber - Craftwork
Nectar Rich Flowers - Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey