Found along many of the river systems in Australia, particularly along the rivers and valleys of the Murray-Darling river system. The species, given the riverside habitat, is often subject to submersion in flood conditions, and can withstand such conditions for long periods enjoying an enviable reputation for its durability, strength and aesthetics. The heartwood is red to reddish brown in colour with the sapwood being distinctly paler. The texture is moderately coarse and even. The grain is commonly interlocked with frequent gum veins.