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Cupaniopsis foveolata (F.Muell.) Radlk., Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München 9: 514, 530, 585 (1879)
White Tamarind.

Cupania foveolata F.Muell., Fragm. 9: 95 (1875). T: Nulla-Nulla, McLeay River, Bellinger River, N.S.W., Carson ; syn: n.v. ; Rockingham Bay, Qld, J.Dallachy ; syn: NSW; Moresby Range, Qld, W.Hill ; syn: n.v.

Cupaniopsis baileyana Radlk., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 20: 32 (1924). T: Mt Mistake, Qld, F.M.Bailey ; holo: BRI.

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

Tree to 25 m. Young parts, branchlets, leaf axes and peduncles minutely puberulous to glabrous; branchlets and petioles lenticellate. Leaf rachis 6.5–14 cm long; leaflets 8–16, rarely to 20, narrowly oblong-elliptic or oblong-ovate, acuminate to obtuse, remotely crenate-serrulate or subentire, obtuse or acute and slightly decurrent at base, 4.5–9 cm long, 1.5–2 cm wide, glabrous; domatia present; petiolules 4–10 mm long; petiole 3.5–5.5 cm long. Panicles 6.5–10 cm long; pedicels 2–4 mm long. Calyx lobes 2.5–4 mm long, puberulous or glabrous. Petals ovate, 2 mm long; scales shorter. Disc tomentose. Fruit shortly stipitate, subglobose, apiculate, 1–1.3 cm long and wide, glabrescent; valves thin, villous inside. Aril orange. 

Occurs from McIlwraith Range, N Qld, to Bulga Plateau, N.S.W. Usually in rainforest at high altitude. Map 69.

Qld: Mt Fox, Sept.–Dec. 1949, M.S.Clemens (BRI); Springbrook, W.J.F.McDonald & W.G.Whiteman 2819 (BRI); Kuranda, L.J.Webb & J.G.Tracey 5721 (BRI). N.S.W.: Dorrigo, 24 Dec. 1951, J.King (NSW).

Differs from other species in its crenate-serrate leaflets and in the prominent domatia along the midrib.

In the Flora of Australia treatment Cupaniopsis baileyana is included in this taxon, but the Australian Plant Census also recognises Cupaniopsis baileyana .



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