The botanical name for this species is Tristania, spp. Brushbox is a very lustrous wood with a fair amount of understated flame/curl figure present. There are two main specie groups being sold. The first is commonly sold under the Brushbox name and is the group of species found in the more temperate areas of Australia. Its coloration tends to be in the grey/brown range with a high degree of color variation.

The other grouping of Tristania species, are found in more tropical areas and typically sold under the Northern Brushbox name. Their coloration is a more uniform dark brown than the Southern Brushbox. In Northern Brushbox, one finds a medium range of color variability in the species, which varies between lighter reddish browns to darker coppery browns.

This particular species of timber is found in Australia and neighboring islands through Indonesia and Malaysia