Common name: tulipwood
Harpullia pendula Planch. ex F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Tree to 12 m high, new growth finely pubescent with fawnish hairs.
Leaves 10–30 cm long; leaflets mostly 4–8 or rarely more, elliptic to oblong-obovate, mostly 5–12 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, apex usually acuminate, base sometimes asymmetric, margins entire, lamina glabrous, green and shiny; petiole 2–5 cm long, petiolules 3–5 mm long.
Panicles 10–20 cm long, pedicels 5–10 mm long. Sepals not persistent in fruit. Petals 6–8 mm long, greenish yellow.
Capsule 12–15 mm long, 20–30 mm wide, inflated, valves papery, yellow to reddish; seeds without an aril.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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