Cupaniopsis parvifolia —Small-leaved Tuckeroo—SAPINDACEAE

Cupaniopsis parvifolia

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Habitat—In dry rainforest, chiefly in the coastal ranges but also at lower altitudes away from the sea.

Distribution— North from the Manning River, inland to Gloucester in New South Wales and Queensland.

Description—Small tree; branchlets and leaf rachises finely hairy.

Local occurrences

Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Coocumbac Island, Dixon Property, Red Head, Sea Acres National Park, Waitui Falls, Wallamba River Area and Wingham Brush.

Leaves.— Compound, alternate, entire, leaflets 4 to 8, rachis−tip projecting past last leaflet, 5 to 15 cm long; leaflets 4 to 8, narrow—obovate to oblong—elliptic, 2.5 to 8 cm long, 1 to 3 cm wide, apex obtuse or retuse, base cuneate, margins entire, thickly leathery, glabrous, shiny; secondary veins 2 to 5 mm apart; domatia absent; petiole 1 to 2.5 cm long, petiolules 2 to 5 mm long.

Cupaniopsis parvifolia
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Cupaniopsis parvifolia

Inflorescence—Panicles 2.5 to 7 cm long, pedicles 3 to 5 mm long. Calyx 2 to 3.5 mm long. Petals 1.5 to 2 mm long.

Flowering.—August to September.

Fruit—Capsule subglobose, 8 to 21 mm long and diam., reddish; aril orange—yellow.

Ripe.—December to January.

Cupaniopsis parvifolia