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Rhysotoechia bifoliolata Radlk. APNI*
Synonyms: Cupania dunnii Maiden & Betche APNI*
Cupaniopsis dunnii (Maiden & Betche) Maiden & Betche APNI*
Description: Tree to c. 20 m high; new growth finely hairy at first.
Leaves 4–14 cm long; leaflets 2, or rarely 4, elliptic to oblong-obovate, 4–10 cm long, 25–40 mm wide, apex obtuse or shortly pointed, base attenuate, margins entire, both surfaces glabrous, upper surface green and glossy, lower surface ± yellowish and dull; petiole 1–4 cm long, flattened.
Panicles 4–10 cm long, generally shorter than the leaves. 5–7 mm diam.
Capsule 15–25 mm long, 10–30 mm diam., orange-yellow, 3-lobed; seeds ellipsoid, black and shining; aril yellow, surrounding basal third of the seed.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in warmer, mostly drier rainforest; north from the Hunter R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G.J. Harden
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