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Cupaniopsis newmanii S.T.Reynolds, Austrobaileya 2: 49 (1984)

T: Lower Beechmont Rd, 5 km from Numinbah Valley Rd intersection, Dec. 1978, L.W.Jessup & S.T.Reynolds 158 ; holo: BRI.

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

Tree to 6 m, ±unbranched. Branchlet fluted, pale brown velvety, lenticellate; leaf axes puberulous or glabrous. Leaf rachis 14–37 cm long; leaflets 16–24, narrowly ovate to elliptic, acuminate to obtuse, irregularly serrulate, obtuse and oblique at base, 6–18 cm long, 2.5–6 cm wide, glabrous or lower surface puberulous, coriaceous; petiolule 0.8–3.0 cm long; petiole 8–16 cm long. Panicles 10–21 cm long; peduncles pubescent; pedicels 1–3 mm long. Calyx lobes 5–7 mm long, silky outside. Petals ovate, 2.5 mm long, pink-mauve; scales short. Ovary ferruginous tomentose. Fruit sessile, obovoid-obcordate, grooved at sutures, rusty with pink flush, velvety, 1.8–2.4 cm long, 1.6–2.7 cm diam.; valves thin, hairy inside, drying deeply wrinkled. Aril cupular, yellow. Fig. 12C–H.

Occurs on ranges along the border between Qld and N.S.W. Grows on margins of rainforest. Map 75.

Qld: Springbrook, Sept. 1931, W.Rudder (BRI); 3 km S of Advancetown on road to Springbrook, P.R.Sharpe & R.M.Dowling 2000 (BRI); Tamborine Mtn, P.R.Sharpe & S.T.Reynolds 1995 (BRI). N.S.W.: Mooball State Forest, SSE of Murwillumbah, Nov. 1960, A.G.Floyd & H.C.Hayes (Forests Comm. N.S.W., Coffs Harbour).

Closely related to Cupaniopsis flagelliformis differing chiefly in its slender unbranched habit, longer stalked leaflets and velvety fruits.



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