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Common name: Coogera, Rose Tamarind
Arytera divaricata F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Nephelium beckleri Benth. APNI*
Nephelium divaricatum (F.Muell.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Tree to 30 m high, but commonly to 10 m high, young leaves ± bright pink; new growth finely pubescent.
Leaves 7–20 cm long; leaflets 4–8, elliptic to obovate, mostly 5–10 cm long, 1.5–6 cm wide, apex short-acuminate to obtuse, base acute to obtuse, margins entire, glabrous or finely hairy on lower surface; small domatia usually present; petiole 2–5 cm long, petiolules 3–10 mm long.
Inflorescences branched, 5–15 cm long; pedicels 3–5 mm long. Calyx 1.5 mm long. Petals 1.5–2.5 mm long.
Capsule 1–3-lobed, yellow to brown; lobes divaricate, ovoid to globose, 10–15 mm long, 6–12 mm diam.; aril red.
Distribution and occurrence: in dry and subtropical rainforest, often common in littoral rainforest; north from Port Stephens.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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