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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and pendulous inflorescence. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright Stanley Breeden
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Flower. Copyright Barry Jago
Leaves and dehiscing fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Dehiscing fruit. Copyright Stanley Breeden
Cotyledon and 1st leaf stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Flower (male?). Copyright Barry Jago
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Fruit, two views, dehiscing and arillous seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Cupaniopsis flagelliformis (F.M.Bailey) Radlk.
Radlkofer, L.A.T. (1924) Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 20: 31. Type: ?.
Cupaniopsis flagelliformis (Bailey) Radlk. var. flagelliformis, Austrobaileya 2(1): 51(1984), Type: ?. Cupania flagelliformis F.M.Bailey, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock. Botany Bulletin 8: 73(1893), Type: Scrub about the Barron River, E. Cowley. Cupaniopsis curvidentata (Bailey) Radlk., Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 20: 31(1924), Type: ?. Cupania curvidentata F.M.Bailey, Queensland Agricultural Journal 5(5): 483(1899), Type: Stony Creek, near Cairns, L.J. Nugent.
Weeping Flower Tamarind; Brown Tuckeroo
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Leafy twigs longitudinally grooved and clothed in brown or yellowish brown hairs. Compound leaf rhachis hairy and marked by a median ridge and two grooves on the upper surface, at least on the leaflet bearing section. Leaflet blades about 5.5-20 x 2.2-6 cm, margins deeply serrate.
Capsules depressed globose, about 15-22 x 15-25 mm, hairy on the inner surface. Capsules strigose, hairy externally, the hairs rather long and stiff and readily visible to the naked eye. Aril nearly enclosing the seed.
Leaflets of first pair of leaves toothed. Rhachis of compound leaf winged and hairy. Leaflets hairy on upper surface along the midrib; hairy on the midrib and lateral veins on the lower surface. Stem clothed in short pale hairs. Margins coarsely toothed with 5-10 teeth on each side. Third and fourth leaves trifoliolate, the lateral leaflets quite small and almost sessile. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflet blades oblong to elliptic, base variable, margins with 7-10 teeth or lobes on each side of the midrib and hairy on the upper surface; margin serrate or doubly serrate, that is, teeth with teeth; rhachis of compound leaf hairy.
Distribution and Ecology
An attractive tree now becoming known in horticulture for its easy cultivation, attractive foliage and the long pendant inflorescences.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)