Common Name(s): Gidgee
Scientific Name: Acacia cambagei, A. pruinocarpa
Distribution: Endemic to Australia
Tree Size: 20-40 ft (6-12 m) tall, 1 ft (.3 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 72 lbs/ft3 (1,150 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .93, 1.15
Janka Hardness: 4,270 lbf (18,990 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 18,850 lbf/in2 (130.0 MPa)*
Elastic Modulus: 2,683,000 lbf/in2 (18.50 GPa)*
Crushing Strength: 10,150 lbf/in2 (70.0 MPa)*
*Conservative values based on strength group/bracket
Shrinkage: Radial: 4.0%, Tangential: 5.1%, Volumetric: 9.2%, T/R Ratio: 1.3
Color/Appearance: No data available.
Grain/Texture: No data available.
Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; solitary and radial multiples; medium to large pores in radial/diagonal arrangement, few to moderately numerous; tyloses mineral/gum deposits common; parenchyma vasicentric, banded; narrow rays, spacing normal.
Rot Resistance: No data available.
Workability: No data available.
Odor: No characteristic odor.
Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Gidgee. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.
Pricing/Availability: No data available.
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common Uses: No data available.
Comments: No data available.
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Scans/Pictures: A special thanks to Steve Earis for providing the wood sample of this wood species.