Cupaniopsis baileyana—Narrow-leaved Tuckeroo—SAPINDACEAE

Cupaniopsis baileyana

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Habitat— Mostly in warmer Rainforest, commonly in regrowth.

Distribution— North from the Bulga–Comboyne area in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Small tree; new growth, branchlets, leaf rachises and peduncles minutely hairy to glabrous.

Local occurrences

Copeland Tops State Conservation Area, North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens Coffs Harbour, Tapin Tops National Park and Raintrees Diamond Beach.

Leaves.—Compound, leaflets toothed and more than 8, domatia present, without a true terminal leaflet, rachis shortly extended beyond last lateral leaflet, leaves 17 to 30 cm long, leaflets 8 to 20, narrowly oblong–elliptic to oblanceolate, 4 to 9 cm long, 1 to 2.5 cm wide, apex usually acuminate, base obtuse to acute, margins regularly and bluntly toothed to almost entire, glabrous; several glabrous pit domatia usually prominent; petiole 3 to 10 cm long, petiolules 4 to 10 mm long.

Cupaniopsis baileyana
Cupaniopsis baileyana

Inflorescence.—Panicles 6 to 10 cm long, pedicels 2 to 4 mm long. Calyx 2.5 to 4 mm long. Petals commonly 2 mm long. Disc tomentose.

Flowering.—Summer

Fruit.—Capsule ± globose to obovoid, 10–15 mm long and diam., red or brown; aril orange.

Ripe.—Autumn

Cupaniopsis baileyana