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Cupaniopsis wadsworthii (F.Muell.) Radlk., Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München 9: 530, 534, 585 (1879)

Harpullia wadsworthii F.Muell., Fragm. 4: 1, t. 26 (1863); Cupania wadsworthii (F.Muell.) F.Muell., Census Austral. Pl. 24 (1882). T: Rockhampton, Qld, Thozet & J.Dallachy ; n.v.

Illustration: S.T.Reynolds, Austrobaileya 1: 52 fig. 40 (1984).

Slender shrub to 3 m. Branchlets, leaf axes and peduncles sparsely or densely pale appressed villous; branchlets and petioles with minute lenticels. Leaf rachis 10–20 mm long; leaflets 1 or 2 pairs, broadly cuneate, truncate or broadly 2- or 3-lobed, entire except juveniles, 1.3–3.5 cm long and wide, cuneate and obliqe at base, glabrous; petiolules 1–2 mm long; petiole 2–25 mm long. Inflorescence raceme-like, 5–12.5 cm long, openly flowered; pedicels 1.5–4 mm long. Calyx lobes 4 mm long, puberulous outside. Petals ovate, 2–3 mm long; scales longer, densely hairy. Disc glabrous. Fruit obovoid, to 1.5 cm long, 2 cm diam., pubescent or puberulent; valves thin, puberulent inside. 

Occurs in Qld from Shute Harbour to Bulburin. Usually grows on hill slopes in rocky soil. Map 68.

Qld: Cape Hillsborough, B.P.M.Hyland 8230 (BRI); 2 km N of Yeppoon on Byfield road, P.R.Sharpe 2382 (BRI); State Forest 54, Burnett Range, NW of Mt Perry, Nov. 1978, J.P.Stanton (BRI); Conway State Forest, between Airlie and Shute Harbour, L.J.Webb & J.G.Tracey 7568 (BRI).

Cupaniopsis wadsworthii is distinguished by its 1- or 2-paired, entire, cuneate leaflets and sub-racemose inflorescences.



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