Cupaniopsis anacardioides

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Cupaniopsis anacardioides


Trees, treelets or shrubs, (0.5-)2.5-20 m high, dbh up to 45 cm, usually much and widely branched; Leaves (l-)2-6(-7)-jugate; Inflorescences axillary to pseudoterminal, often pendulous, 2-36 cm long, with (very) long, rarely short branches, rarely unbranched, laxly flowered; Sepals persisting, irregularly dentate, outside shortly appressed-hairy except rim, margin ciliolate and with glandular hairs, inside glabrous, outer elliptic to almost orbicular, sometimes triangular, 0.8-3.8 by 0.8-4.2 mm, scarious rim narrow, inner more or less orbicular, 1.8-5.6 by 2.4-6 mm, scarious rim wide. Petals white, elliptic to broad-ovate (or semi-orbicular), 0.5-3.7 by 0.6-3.6 mm, with some ap-pressed hairs in basal part or glabrous on both surfaces; Stamens 8, rarely 6 or 7, exserted; Ovary 3-celled, shortly appressed-hairy, style 0.8-3.3 mm long; Fruits green or yellow to orange brown, obpyramidal to ellipsoid, obscurely 3-lobed, 3-keeled or -ribbed at least when young, 9-20 by 10-21(-29) mm, stipe l-2(-4) mm; Seeds flattened ellipsoid, 5-14 by 4-9 mm, testa shiny black;


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present (Irian Jaya present), Australasia: New South Wales (New South Wales present); Northern Territory (Northern Territory present); Queensland (Queensland present), Merauke Dist present, Papua New Guinea present, Western Prov present, chiefly along the coast in W Australia present
Australia (chiefly along the coast in W Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales); Malesia: New Guinea (Irian Jaya, Merauke Dist.; Papua New Guinea, Western Prov.).


Planted as a street or park tree.


Adema 1991 – In: Leiden Bot. Series. p 77
Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. p 1186
S.T. Reynolds 1985: p. 58. – In: Fl. Austral. map 71