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Cupaniopsis anacardioides (A.Rich.) Radlk., Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München 9: 512, 530, 585 (1879)

Cupania anacardioides A.Rich., Sert. Astrolab. 33, t. 13 (1834). T: Moreton Bay, Qld, C.Fraser ; n.v.

Illustration: S.T.Reynolds, Austrobaileya 2: 52 fig. 4F–G (1984).

Tree to 15 m. Branchlets and leaf axes shortly appressed pubescent to glabrous, lenticellate. Leaf rachis 2.5–13.5 cm long; leaflets 4–8, occasionally to 12, obovate or elliptic, obtuse to retuse, entire, obtuse to acute at base, 4.5–19 cm long, 1.5–7.5 cm wide, glabrous or lower surface puberulous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 6–20 mm apart; reticulation prominent; petiolules 2–7 mm long; petiole 3–7.5 cm long. Panicles 8–35 cm long, peduncles pubescent; cymules stalked; pedicels 3–7 mm long. Calyx lobes 2.5–4 mm long, puberulent or glabrous. Petals ovate, 1.5–3 mm long; scales short. Fruit shortly stipitate, subglobose, apiculate, slightly carinate at sutures, 1.5–3 cm long, 1.5–2.2 cm diam., puberulent, golden-yellow, red-tinged; valves thick, villous inside. Aril yellow to orange-red. Tuckeroo. 

Occurs in northern W.A., N.T. and Qld and north-eastern N.S.W. S to Port Hacking. Chiefly coastal, on rocky beaches, in hilly scrub and riverine forest. Map 71.

W.A.: Port Warrender, L.J.Webb & J.G.Tracey 13132 (BRI). N.T.: South Alligator River, M.Parker 668 (BRI, DNA). Qld: Moreton Is., L.R.Durrington & G.N.Batianoff 1445 (BRI); Valley of Lagoons, B.Gray 1421 (BRI, QRS). N.S.W.: Iluka, Clarence River, L.Pedley 949 (BRI).

Distinguished by the glabrous 2–4 paired obovate or elliptic obtuse, entire leaflets and golden-yellow red-tinged fruits. Grown as a park and street tree.



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