Common name: tuckeroo
Cupaniopsis anacardioides (A.Rich.) Radlk. APNI*
Synonyms: Cupania anacardioides A.Rich. APNI*
Description: Small to medium-sized tree; new growth shortly appressed-pubescent, becoming glabrous.
Leaves 15–25 cm long, leaflets 4–11, obovate or oblong-elliptic, 5–15 cm long, 2–6 cm wide, apex obtuse to retuse, base obtuse to cuneate, margins entire, leathery, glabrous or lower surface finely hairy; secondary veins 6–10 mm apart; domatia absent; petiole 3–7 cm long, petiolules 2–7 mm long.
Panicles 8–30 cm long, pedicels 3–7 mm long. Calyx 2–4 mm long. Petals 1.5–3 mm long, yellowish.
Capsule subglobose, 15–30 mm long, 15–20 mm diam., orange; valves thick; seed black, aril reddish.
Distribution and occurrence: in littoral rainforest and scrub near the sea and along estuaries, north from Gerroa (Illawarra region).
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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