Queensland Olive

Queensland olive (Chionanthus ramiflorus)

Common Name(s): Queensland olive, native olive, northern olive

Scientific Name: Chionanthus ramiflorus (syn. Olea paniculata)

Distribution: Northern Australia (Queensland), southern Asia, and some Pacific Islands

Average Dried Weight: 57.1 lbs/ft3 (915 kg/m3)

Janka Hardness: 2,080 lbf (9,240 N)*

*Estimated hardness based on specific gravity

Comments: Formerly placed in the true olive genus (as Olea paniculata), this species is now generally placed in either the Linociera genus or Chionanthus. Within Australia it is usually just referred to as ‘native olive’—though to avoid confusion with the much more popular olive tree (Olea europaea) bearing edible olives, it is listed here under the more descriptive name Queensland olive.

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Identification: See the article on Hardwood Anatomy for definitions of endgrain features.

Queensland olive (endgrain 10x)
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