Cupaniopsis anacardioides —Tuckeroo—SAPINDACEAE.

Cupaniopsis anacardioides

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Habitat— In littoral rainforest and scrub near the sea and along estuaries.

Distribution—North from Gerroa on the south coast of New South Wales and Queensland.

Description—Small to medium—sized tree; new growth shortly appressed—pubescent, becoming glabrous.

Local occurrences

Australis Resort, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Beach, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Charlotte Head, Cliff Road, Crowdy Bay National Park, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Dixon Property, Elizabeth Beach, Forster Cemetery, Forster Park and Marina, Forster/Tuncurry Streets, Golden Ponds Reserve, Goldens Road Wetlands, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Great Lakes College-Tuncurry Campus, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, Little Street, Ohmas Bay, One Mile Beach, Pebbly Beach, Penenton Creek and Wetlands, Queen Elizabeth Park Taree, Red Head, Reservoir Hill Reserve, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Saltwater Nature Reserve, Sea Acres National Park, Second Head, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Stephen Street Reserve, Tern Island, The Islands, The Sanctuary, Tiona, Tonie's Gully, Tuncurry Dunes and Heath, Tuncurry Flora Park, Wallamba Cove, Wallamba River Area and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Compound, 15 to 25 cm long, leaflets 4 to 11, obovate or oblong—elliptic, 5 to 15 cm long, 2 to 6 cm wide, apex obtuse to retuse, base obtuse to cuneate, margins entire, leathery, glabrous or lower surface finely hairy; secondary veins 6 to 10 mm apart; domatia absent; petiole 3 to 7 cm long, petiolules 2 to 7 mm long.

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Inflorescence—Panicles 8 to 30 cm long, pedicels 3 to 7 mm long. Calyx 2 to 4 mm long. Petals 1.5 to 3 mm long, yellowish.

Flowering.—December to January.

Fruit—Capsule subglobose, 15 to 30 mm long, 15 to 20 mm diam., orange; valves thick; seed black, aril reddish.

Ripe.—June to July.

Cupaniopsis anacardioides