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Guioa semiglauca (F.Muell.) Radlk.
Family Sapindaceae
Common name: Guioa

Guioa semiglauca (F.Muell.) Radlk. APNI*

Synonyms: Cupania semiglauca (F.Muell.) Benth. APNI*
Nephelium semiglaucum (F.Muell.) F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Tree up to 6 m high, bark smooth, grey to dark grey, often ± spotted; new growth pubescent.

Leaves 8–15 cm long, rachis with terminal spur; leaflets 2–6, obovate to narrow-elliptic, 3–10 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, apex obtuse or mucronate or rarely acute, base attenuate; upper surface dull, dark green and glabrous; lower surface glaucous, greyish green, gland-dotted and finely hairy; petiole 10–30 mm long, sometimes ± winged in some juvenile plants; petiolules 2–4 mm long, pulvinate.

Panicles axillary, mostly 3–10 cm long. Petals 2–2.5 mm long, white.

Capsule 8–10 mm long, 10–14 mm diam., reddish, lobes 2 or 3, spreading; aril yellow, long-tailed.

Photo S.F. McCune

Photo S.F. McCune

Other photo
Photo T.M. Tame

Distribution and occurrence: North from Boyne S.F. (Batemans Bay district) and west to Macleay River gorges. NC CC SC NT; Qld.

Grows in warmer rainforest from the coast to the ranges, often in regrowth.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by G.J. Harden and D.M Crayn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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