Cupaniopsis newmanii—Long-leaved Tuckeroo—SAPINDACEAE

Cupaniopsis newmanii

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Habitat—Grows on the margins and in warmer Rainforest.

Distribution— North from Mullumbimby in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Shrub or small tree, usually unbranched; branchlets brown—velvety, leaf rachises finely hairy or glabrous

Local occurrences

Raintrees Diamond Beach

Leaves.— Compound, opposite, toothed, 35 to 45 cm long; leaflets 16 to 24, oblong–elliptic to oblanceolate, 6 to 13 cm long, 2.5 to 5 cm wide, apex acuminate, base strongly asymmetric, margins irregularly toothed, leathery, both surfaces glabrous or lower surface finely hairy; domatia absent; petiole 8 to 15 cm long, petiolules 8 to 30 mm long.

Cupaniopsis newmanii
Cupaniopsis newmanii

Inflorescence.—Panicles 10 to 20 cm long; pedicels 1 to 3 mm long. Calyx 5 to 7 mm long. Petals c. 2.5 mm long, pinkish.

Flowering.—Spring

Fruit.—Capsule ± sessile, obovoid, 18 to 24 mm long, 16 to 27 mm wide, valves thin, velvety, pinkish with rusty hairs, drying deeply wrinkled; aril cupular, yellow.

Ripe.—Summer.

Cupaniopsis newmanii