Diploglottis campbellii—Small-leaved Tamarind—SAPINDACEAE

Diploglottis campbellii

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Habitat—Grows in riverine rainforest; rare.

Distribution— North from Tintenbar in the Richmond River area in New South Wales to the Tweed River in Queensland.

Description—Compact tree to 20 m high, new growth at first softly hairy, soon ± glabrous.

Local occurrences

Penenton Creek and Wetlands Forster, Raintrees Diamond Beach, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and The North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens Coffs Harbour.

Leaves.— Compound, alternate, 10 to 35 cm long; leaflets usually 4 to 8, elliptic–oblong to ± ovate, mostly 5 to 10 cm long, 2 to 4 cm wide, apex acute or shortly acuminate, base asymmetric, both surfaces ± glabrous, upper surface glossy, lower surface paler and ± dull; petiole 3 to 6 cm long, petiolules 2 to 5 mm long.

Diploglottis campbellii
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Diploglottis campbellii

Inflorescence.—Panicles 10 to 15 cm long, 2 to 4 mm long, creamy–brown.

Flowering.—Spring to Summer

Fruit.—Capsule ± depressed–globose, 3.5 to 5 cm diam., 1 to 3–lobed; valves at first ± fleshy, brown, glabrous; aril red, succulent.

Ripe.—February to April

Diploglottis campbellii