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Cupaniopsis serrata (F.Muell.) Radlk., Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München 9: 523, 530, 585 (1879)

Cupania serrata F.Muell., Fragm. 3: 43 (1862). T: Pine River, Moreton Bay, Qld, W.Hill ; holo: MEL.

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

Tree to 12 m. Branches, leaf axes and peduncles with spreading and appressed hairs; branchlets and petioles lenticellate. Leaf rachis 4.5–14.5 cm long; leaflets 6–12, oblong to ovate, acuminate, cuspidate, serrate or serrulate, obtuse to acute at base, 6–12.5 cm long, 2.5 cm wide, glabrous or lower surface puberulous, ±rigid, strongly nerved and reticulate below; petiolule 1–5 mm long; petiole 4–7.5 cm long. Inflorescence raceme-like or 1- or 2-branched, 1–6.5 cm long; cymules and flowers ±sessile. Calyx lobes to 5 mm long, pubescent. Petals ovate, 2.5 mm long, white. Fruit sessile, subglobose, apiculate, 1.2–1.6 cm long, 2.5–2.8 cm diam., brown velvety; valves fairly thin, silky inside, drying slightly wrinkled. Seed nearly enclosed in orange aril. Fig. 12J.

Occurs from near Gympie in south-eastern Qld to near the Tweed R., N.S.W. Grows on rocky hillsides and in rainforest. Map 74.

Qld: Eudlo Ck, Nov. 1881, J.H.Simmonds (BRI); Lagoon Pocket, C.T.White 9231 (BRI); Imbil, C.T.White 11405 (BRI); Blackall Range, Nov. 1916, C.T.White (BRI). N.S.W.: Tweed R., collector unknown (NSW166304).

Cupaniopsis serrata differs from other species with serrate or serrulate leaf margins in its coarse and usually sharp serrations, small inflorescences and velvety fruits.

(S.T.Reynolds)

 

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