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Alectryon coriaceus (Benth.) Radlk., Act. Congr. Bot. Amsterdam 118 (1877), as coriaceum , =Sapind. Holl.-Ind. 48 (1879)
Nephelium coriaceum Benth., Fl. Austral. 1: 466 (1863). T: Brisbane River, C.Fraser ; n.v.
Nephelium semicinereum F.Muell., Fragm. 4: 158 (1864); Alectryon semicinereus (F.Muell.) Radlk., Actes Congr. Bot. Amsterdam 118 (1877), = Sapind. Holl.-Ind. 48 (1879). T: Rockingham Bay, Qld, J.Dallachy ; iso: BRI, NSW.
Tree to 7 m. Branchlets, leaves and peduncles appressed pubescent or glabrous. Leaf rachis 2–8 cm long; leaflets 1 or 2 pairs, rarely 3, elliptic, subobovate, elliptic-oblong, rounded, obtuse, subacute or retuse, entire, oblique and obtuse at base, 5.5–18.5 cm long, 2.5–8.5 cm wide, glabrous above, pubescent or puberulent below; lower surface glaucous, papillose; petiolule 5–10 mm long; petiole 1.5–4 cm long. Panicles 5–23.5 cm long; pedicels 1–3 mm long. Calyx 2.5–3.5 mm long, subtruncate or shallowly broadly lobed, pubescent outside. Petals minute, shorter than calyx. Fruit shortly stipitate, usually turbinate, 6–12 mm long and wide, pubescent, usually 3-lobed; lobes globose; pericarp drying thinly crustaceous. Aril smooth, lobed at apex. Fig. 4K.
Occurs from N Qld to Port Stephens, N.S.W. Map 26.
Qld: Coolum Beach, P.R.Sharpe 2129 (BRI); State Forest Reserve 91 near Chillagoe, Jan. 1957, E.Volck (BRI). N.S.W.: Harrington Inlet, N.B.Byrnes 3491 (BRI); Cudgen, C.T.White 9672 (BRI).
Distinguishable by its 1- or 2-paired leaflets which are glaucous on the lower surface.
Since publication of the Flora of Australia the Australian Plant Census treats Alectryon semicinereus (here treated as a synonym) as an accepted name.
Data derived from Flora of Australia Volume 25 (1985), a product of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia