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Rhysotoechia bifoliolata Radlk., Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München 9: 522, 541, 656 (1879)

T: Rockhampton, Qld, O'Shanesy ; n.v.

Cupania dunnii Maiden & Betche, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales ser. 2, 33: 305 (1908); Cupaniopsis dunnii (Maiden & Betche) Maiden & Betche, Census New South Wales Pl. 128 (1916). T: Acacia Creek via Killarney, N.S.W., Oct. 1905, W.Dunn ; syn: NSW; same locality, 28 Oct. 1907; syn: BRI, NSW.

Illustration: S.T.Reynolds, Austrobaileya 2: 43 fig. 3A–F (1984).

Tree to 20 m. Young parts and peduncles puberulous, otherwise glabrous. Leaves bifoliolate, rarely leaflets 2 pairs; leaflets elliptic to obovate, obtuse to acute, acute at base, 5.5–7 cm long, 2.5–4 cm wide; lateral nerves 6–10 pairs, looping away from margins; petiolules 2–7 mm long; petiole 1.5–4 cm long. Panicles to 9.5 cm long, openly branched; pedicels 5 mm long. Calyx lobes 2–3 mm long, 1.5 mm wide, glabrous. Petals 2–3.5 mm long, with 2 thick, curly scales, glabrescent inside. Disc pubescent. Filaments 3–4 mm long. Fruit sessile, subglobose or obcordate, 1.5–2.6 cm long, 1–3.2 cm diam., obtusely 3-lobed, carinate at base, orange-yellow. Fig. 12N–O.

Occurs from Many Peaks Range near Miriam Vale, Qld, to Hunter River, N.S.W. Usually grows on ranges at rainforest margin. Map 79.

Qld: near Maryborough, Sept. 1948, M.S.Clemens (BRI); O'Reillys Guest House, Lamington Plateau, Dec. 1978, C.Harman (BRI); Sarabah Range, 24 km S of Canungra, R.Schodde 3365 (BRI); Top of Woowoonga Range, 15 km NE of Biggenden, P.Young & J.Randall 230 (BRI). N.S.W: Mungo Brush, Myall Lakes, Jan. 1935, L.Fraser (NSW).

The bifoliolate leaves with small leaflets are distinctive in this species.

Since publication of the Flora of Australia the Australian Plant Census recognises varieties for this species.

(S.T.Reynolds)

subsp. bifoliolata

subsp. nitida

 

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