|Scientific name:||Tipuana tipu (Benth.) Kuntze|
rosewood, tipuana tree
Native to southern Bolivia and northern Argentina. Common in gallery forests of the Andes, found in both valleys and mountain forests up to 2,900 m. Grows under a wide range of climatic conditions and tolerates a variety of soils although prefers soils with good drainage. Grow on foothills and borders of dry farming lands (Cruz et al 2002). Grows in subtropical environment with warm year-round temperatures in native range. Grows well in moist conditions and will survive temperatures to minus 6.5°C. Invades disturbed sites such as roadsides and creekbanks, also grows in woodland and open grassland areas with an absence of grazing (CRC for Australian Weed Management 2003).