1 a hard-wooded tropical tree yielding balata gum and heavy red timber [syn: balata, balata tree, bully tree, Manilkara bidentata]
2 any of several heavy hard reddish chiefly tropical woods of the families Casuarinaceae and Proteaceae; some used for cabinetwork
3 any of several Australian trees of the genus Casuarina yielding heavy hard red wood used in cabinetwork
4 tree or tall shrub with shiny leaves and umbels of fragrant creamy-white flowers; yields hard heavy reddish wood [syn: scrub beefwood, Stenocarpus salignus]
5 tree yielding hard heavy reddish wood [syn: Grevillea striata]
- The tree grevillea striata, and the wood obtained from that tree. http://www.alicesprings.nt.gov.au/council/services/plants.asp?id=37http://www.fpc.wa.gov.au/content/species/arid/beefwood.asp
Beefwood is the name given to a number of Australian trees which have timber with a red colouration resembling raw beef as follows:
- Barringtonia calyptrata, also known as Cornbeefwood.
- Barringtonia racemosa, also known as Cornbeefwood.
- Bischofia javanica
- Grevillea parallela, also known as Narrow-leaved Beefwood.
- Grevillea striata, also known as Western Beefwood.
- Orites excelsa, also known as White Beefwood.
- Stenocarpus salignus also known as Killarney Beefwood or Scrub Beefwood.
- Stenocarpus sinuatus also known as White Beefwood.
Some Casuarinaceae species are also referred to as Beefwoods