Diploglottis cunninghamii (Synonym: Diploglottis australis ) —Native Tamarind—SAPINDACEAE.

Diploglottis cunninghamii

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Habitat—Subtropical, Warm-temperate and Dry Rainforest.

Distribution—North from Batemens Bay, New South Wales to Proserpine Queensland.

Description— Tree to 30 m high; new growth rusty—tomentose; branchlets strongly ribbed.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Black Head Flora Park, Boorganna Nature Reserve, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Copeland, Forster/Tuncurry Streets, Red Head, Sea Acres National Park, Waitui Falls and Wingham Brush.

Leaves.— Compound, margins entire, apex blunt or notched, rachis—tip projecting beyond last leaflet, mostly 40 to 120 cm long, leaflets 6 to 12 (leaves simple or with 3 to 5 leaflets in saplings and coppice shoots) oblong to elliptic—oblong, mostly 10 to 30 cm long and 4 to 8 cm wide, apex rounded or bluntly pointed, base ± asymmetric, upper surface ± glabrous except along veins, lower surface rusty—hairy; petiole 5 to 15 cm long, petiolules 2 to 4 mm long.

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Diploglottis cunninghamii

Inflorescence—Panicles mostly 15 to 50 cm long, ca 3 mm long, creamy—brown.

Flowering.—October to November

Fruit—Capsule ± globose, 10 to 15 mm diam., 2—or 3—lobed, brown—hairy; aril orange—yellow.

Ripe.—December to January.

Diploglottis cunninghamii