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Cupaniopsis shirleyana (F.M.Bailey) Radlk., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 20: 32 (1924)

Cupania shirleyana F.M.Bailey, Syn. Queensland Fl. Suppl. 2: 15 (1888). T: Sankeys Scrub, off Logan Rd, Brisbane, Qld, F.M.Bailey ; holo: BRI.

Illustration: S.T.Reynolds, Austrobaileya 2: 52 fig. 4P (1984).

Tree to 10 m. Young parts, branchlets, leaf axes and peduncles pubescent. Leaf rachis 4.5–8 cm long; leaflets 3–7 pairs, broadly or narrowly cuneate, truncate, mucronate, irregularly serrate or serrulate, cuneate at base, 0.8–5.5 cm long, 0.8–3 cm wide, glabrous above, pubescent or puberulent below, midribs hairy; lowermost pair stipule-like; petiolule to 1 mm long; petiole 2–5 mm long. Inflorescence spike-like, 5–18 cm long. Calyx lobes 4–5 mm long, pubescent outside. Petals obovate, 2 mm long, hairy outside. Disc glabrous. Fruit subglobose, 1.5–1.7 cm long and wide, velvety, orange; valves thin, puberulous inside. Aril orange-red. 

Occurs in south-eastern Qld. Found in dry rainforest. Map 67.

Qld: Cedars Bridge Crossing, Burnett River, 5 km S of South Kolan, L.K.Bates 335 (BRI); Pine Mtn Reserve, near Carina, Brisbane, Dec. 1982, L.H.Bird (BRI); Rosedale, L.G.Dovey 535 (BRI); Bundaberg, Sept. 1981, M.G.Lithgow (BRI).

The small, serrate, cuneate leaflets with the lowermost pair stipule-like, and the spike-like inflorescence distinguish this species.



Data derived from Flora of Australia Volume 25 (1985), a product of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia