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Yarran (Acacia omalophylla)

Yarran (Acacia homalophylla)

Common Name(s): Yarran

Scientific Name: Acacia homalophylla

Distribution: Australia

Average Dried Weight: 79.6 lbs/ft3 (1,275 kg/m3)

Janka Hardness: 4,470 lbf (19,870 N)*

*Estimated hardness based on specific gravity

Comments: The species name is sometimes spelled without the “h”—i.e., omalophylla. Yarran is a small tree yielding very dense, dark brown timber. The wood was used by aboriginals to make spears, clubs, boomerangs, and other primitive weapons.

Note: This is a truncated profile page. If you have any helpful info or experience with this wood species, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to integrate any relevant data when I expand the page. ~Eric

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[caption id="attachment_22095" align="alignleft" width="300"]Yarran (Acacia omalophylla) Yarran (Acacia omalophylla)[/caption]

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

Yarran (endgrain 10x)

Yarran (endgrain 10x)

Yarran (endgrain 1x)

Yarran (endgrain 1x)

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