One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A slender tree of the rainforests of Australia and New Guinea, with close-grained timber that is used for cabinetmaking and veneers.
Ceratopetalum apetalum, family Cunoniaceae
- ‘It is suggested that mycorrhizal interconnections between plants may be involved in significant movement of organic carbon to and from coachwood seedlings.’
- ‘Tracks descending into the deeper sheltered gullies lead into stunning coastal rainforest with a dense canopy and its typical plant communities of bangalow cabbage tree palms, coachwoods, ferns, mosses and lianas.’
- ‘At the bottom of the gorge was a dense rainforest of coachwood, sassafras, lilly pilly, possumwood and tree ferns.’
- ‘Walking tracks through the Cathedral take you under an amazing canopy of ferns, sassafras and coachwoods.’
- ‘Initially, it twists and turns along the Coombadjha Creek, through the coachwoods, crabapples and corkwoods of the warm temperate rainforest.’
- ‘The path gently rises, coming to three Ceratopetalum apetalum, coachwoods, the wood suitable for shaping coach wheels and tennis racquets in the past.’
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