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Cupaniopsis tomentella (F.Muell. ex Benth.) S.T.Reynolds, Austrobaileya 2: 51 (1984)

Cupania tomentella F.Muell. ex Benth., Fl. Austral. 1: 458 (1863); Cupaniopsis serrata var. tomentella (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Domin, Biblioth. Bot. 89: 349 (1927); Cupaniopsis serrata f. tomentella (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Radlk., Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München 9: 585 (1879). T: scrubs near Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Qld, W.Hill ; holo: MEL.

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

Tree to 10 m. Young parts, branchlets, leaf axes and peduncles ±crispate, tomentose; branchlets lenticellate. Leaf rachis 6–13 cm long; leaflets usually 6–8, elliptic, oblong or subobovate, obtuse to retuse, entire to remotely serrulate especially towards apex, obtuse and oblique at base, 4–9 cm long, 2–4 cm wide, glabrous or puberulent above, pubescent or puberulent below, densely reticulate; petiolules 7–10 mm long; petiole 3.5–7 cm long. Panicles 2–9 cm long; pedicels 1 mm long. Calyx lobes 5–6 mm long, pubescent. Petals obovate, 2.5 mm long, white; scales as long. Fruit sessile, depressed ellipsoidal drying obtriangular, 2–2.5 cm long, 3–4 cm diam., pubescent, orange-yellow with red flush; valves thick, rugose, drying deeply wrinkled outside. Seed ±covered by thin, yellow aril. Fig. 12 I.

Occurs in south-eastern Qld. Usually grows in dry scrub. Map 78.

Qld: Mt French, near Boonah, Jan. 1982, L.H.Bird (BRI); between Mt Edwards & Kalbar, J.A.Elsol 408 (BRI); Bundaberg, N.Michael 1816 (BRI); Roadvale, N.Michael 2035 (BRI).



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