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it's also called Coach wood...

Coachwood is a medium-sized hardwood tree found in the coastal rainforests of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland. The true wood of this species – not always clearly distinct from the sapwood – is a pale pink to pinkish-brown colour. The grain is usually straight, with a fine and even texture. Due to banding of soft tissue (parenchyma) in the wood, the timber is often highly figured on back-sawn surfaces. The wood has a distinctive ‘caramel’ odour – hence one of the species’ common names is Scented Satinwood.

Coachwood is only moderately durable, with a life expectancy of between five and seven years for in-ground and aboveground applications, respectively. Coachwood is not resistant to termites, and its untreated sapwood is susceptible to lyctid borer attack. The sapwood (but not heartwood) of this species is readily impregnated with preservatives.

Coachwood is moderately hard (rated 4 on a 6-class scale) in relation to indentation and ease of working with hand tools. The timber machines well to a smooth surface. It accepts standard fixings and fastenings but tends to split when nailing (pre-drilling is recommended). Coachwood glues well and readily accepts most coatings. Coachwood responds better to water- and spirit-based stains, than to oil-based equivalents.

Uses of coachwood timber are predominantly decorative, although it is used as a flooring material and for spars and masts in boatbuilding. Common applications include turnery, carving, interior fittings, sporting goods, furniture and cabinetwork. Coachwood is also found as a decorative veneer. Courtroom number three of the High Court of Australia is furnished with coachwood timber.

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Related apparently, Stick, but not the same plant...
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https://www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/gnp3/cer...ummiferum.html (this is the one Mark has)

"A related species, Ceratopetalum apetalum, is a handsome, glossy shrub or tree, rare in the Canberra district. It is upright, 5 m high, with large dark leaves, and bears open sprays of very small creamish flowers. One of its common names is Coachwood, alluding to one of its timber uses. "

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Related apparently, Stick, but not the same plant...
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"A related species, Ceratopetalum apetalum, is a handsome, glossy shrub or tree, rare in the Canberra district. It is upright, 5 m high, with large dark leaves, and bears open sprays of very small creamish flowers. One of its common names is Coachwood, alluding to one of its timber uses. "
we going to get into a box/finger joint type discussion ???

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Nope.
The reason plant species have sub-species is precisely because they're different.
Take the Firs for example...Abies species...all quite different from each other, and Douglas Fir isn't even a true Fir.
https://www.thespruce.com/twelve-spe...-trees-3269663
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Nope.
The reason plant species have sub-species is precisely because they're different.
Take the Firs for example...Abies species...all quite different from each other, and Douglas Fir isn't even a true Fir.
https://www.thespruce.com/twelve-spe...-trees-3269663
True. Douglas fir is related to hemlocks. Balsam is a true fir. The black spruce I logged in Alberta was barely suitable for making lumber. The tamarack there only grew around muskeg and maybe to 12" diameters and was supposed to be hard as hell. The larch that it's related to in BC grows to be 5' across and 120 ' tall plus. It's wood is very similar to D fir. In BC the most common pine is lodgepole. The jackpine that grows in Alberta looks very similar biut is a bit denser. That tree is the reason delimbers were invented. I copuldn't get the limbs to break off until it was -35 or colder. Lodgepole has fewer limbs, mostly at the top of the tree, and the limbs break off at plus temperatures. A small difference in subspecies can make a big difference in the wood.
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