Black Bean

Castanospermum australe

Back Bean occurs in rainforests from Lismore NSW to Iron Range, Cape York Peninsula in Northern QLD. Black Bean is a tall tree up to 40 metres high and is common along the banks of streams and rivers in sheltered positions. The sapwood varies from white to yellow and the heartwood dark-brown to almost black. The wood of the Black Bean is a popular timber for making cabinets and for carving.

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