This rare and endangered tree was heavily logged for its timber which is as beautiful as red cedar once it has been soaked to remove the onion scent. If the bark is scratched this also has the aroma of onions. The bright pinkish red fruits attract the beautiful Wompoo and Rose crowned fruit doves, the fruits also smell of onions. The tree is large and attractive and is found in the edges of sub tropical rain forests and in the areas where the rainforest meets the eucalypt forests of northern NSW and southern Queensland. Trees will grow best in well drained rich soil.