Cupaniopsis wadsworthii—Duckfoot—SAPINDACEAE

Cupaniopsis wadsworthii

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Habitat— In Subtropical Rainforest.

Distribution— Chiefly north from the Bundaberg district in Queensland.

Description— Shrub to 3 m.

Local occurrences

The North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens Coffs Harbour

Leaves.—Compound, leaflets 4 to 12, Domatia present, terminal leaf absent, rachis shortly extended beyond last leaflet, leaflets usually entire but can be toothed. Leaflets mostly 2 to 4, sometimes 6 in juveniles, broadly cuneate, 2 to 6 cm long, apex truncate, apiculate or 2 to 3–lobed, base tapering, margins usually entire, sometimes broadly toothed at the apex in juveniles, glossy, ± hairless, lateral veins 4 to 7 pairs; domatia several, visible in vein angles as pocket–like hairy cavities below.

Cupaniopsis wadsworthii
Cupaniopsis wadsworthii

Inflorescence.—Panicles, flowers whitish.

Flowering.—Summer

Fruit. A capsule, obovoid, to 1.5 cm long, 3–angled, shortly hairy, seeds 1 to 3, aril cupular, orange.

Ripe.—Autumn