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Cupaniopsis anacardioides (A. Rich.) Radlk. in Sitzungsber. bayer. Akad. 9: 1530. 1879. et Pflanzenr. Sapind. 1186. 1933.

  • Cupania anacardioides A. Rich.

    Medium sized tree. Leaves 13-20 cm long, glabrous mostly impariĀ¬pinnate, leaflets 5-11, subsessile, 5-7.5 cm long, c. 3 cm broad, alternate to sub-opposite, obovate, entire, upper surface glaucescent, apex retuse. Flowers in axillary panicles; bract minute, subulate; pedicel 4-6 mm long. Sepals 5, ciliate, unequal; the 2 larger ones c. 4 mm long, ovate-oblong to obovate, the 3 smaller ones c. 2 mm long, subulate, persistent. Petals 5, free, c. 3 mm long, oblong to obovate, with 2 ciliate scales at the base. Disc annular, irreĀ¬gularly lobed, glabrous. Stamens 6-7, free, attached within the disc; filaments 2-2.5 mm long, lower half sparsely pubescent, broad at the base; anthers oblong, 1.5 mm long; pubescent, 3-locular, 1 ovule in each locule; pistillode present in the male flower; style short; stigma 3-fid. Capsule pyriform 3-4-sided.

    Fl. Per. April-May.

    Type: Queensland. Moreton Bay, Fraser.

    Distribution: Endemic to Australia; grown in the warmer parts of the world. The trees are valued for their excellent timber.


     

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