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Cupaniopsis fleckeri

Family

Sapindaceae

Botanical Name

Cupaniopsis fleckeri S.T.Reynolds

Reynolds, S.T. (1984) Austrobaileya 2(3): 47. Type: Cook District: Coen, Mt White, Jul 1949, H. Flecker (BRI, holotypus)..

Stem

Usually grows into a small or medium-sized tree.

Leaves

Leaf bearing twigs longitudinally grooved or striated. Leaflet about 8-10 in each compound leaf, each leaflet blade about 5-10 x 2-3.5 cm, leaflet stalks 0.1-0.8 cm long. Lateral veins about 7-9, forming loops inside the blade margin. Domatia are foveoles with a broad or narrow orifice with a few hairs around the orifice.

Flowers

Calyx lobes about 5 x 4 mm. Petals ovate, about 3 mm long. Style short, about 1.5-2 mm long.

Fruit

Fruit about 15 mm diam. before dehiscence. Outer surface glabrous, inner surface densely clothed in woolly hairs. Seeds two or three per fruit, each seed about 8-9 x 6-7 mm. Testa black, aril yellow. Cotyledons larger than the radicle which is about 1.5 mm long.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Qld (?), occurs in CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 400 m. Grows in monsoon forest and the drier types of rain forest.

CYP

X

NEQ

X

Tree

X

RFK Code

1075