Leaves and fruit. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers and buds. Copyright CSIRO
Flower. Copyright Barry Jago
Fruit, side view, dehiscing and arillous seeds. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Cupaniopsis foveolata (F.Muell.) Radlk.
Radlkofer, L.A.T. (1879) Sitzungsberichte der Mathematisch-Physikalischen Classe der k. b. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Munchen 4: 514. Type: ?.
Cupania foveolata F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 9: 95(1875), Type: Ad Nulla-Nulla prope McLeays River, nec non ad flumen Bellingers River, Carron; ad Rockinghams Bay, Dallachy; ad Moresbys Range. Cupaniopsis baileyana Radlk., Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 20(1-: 32(1924), Type: In Australia colonia Queensland: Bailey! (Mount Mistake, S.W. of the Railway line, about 20 miles from Laidley.
Tamarind, White; Toothed Tuckeroo; White Tamarind; Narrow-leaved Tuckeroo
Usually encountered as a small tree to 30 cm dbh but recorded to 45 cm dbh.
Leaflet blades about 4.5-9 x 1.5-2 cm. Domatia are small foveoles. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Midrib raised or raised in a groove on the upper surface. Compound leaf rhachis with a median ridge and two channels on the upper surface of the leaflet bearing section. Leaf bearing twigs longitudinally grooved.
Flowers pedicellate. Calyx lobes about 2.5-4 mm long. Petals ovate, about 1.5-2 mm long, scales much shorter than the petals, scales clothed in white hairs. Stamens eight, filaments clothed in hairs on the basal half.
Capsules about 10-13 mm diam., hairy on the inner surface. Capsule appearing almost glabrous externally, the hairs short (puberulous) and visible only with a lens. Aril nearly enclosing the seed.
First pair of leaves glabrous, leaflet blades sessile, opposite, toothed or lobed, the petiole and rhachis winged. At the tenth leaf stage: compound leaf glabrous, leaflet blade margin coarsely serrate; rhachis not winged; compound leaf petiole mainly flat on the upper surface but the rhachis ridged on the upper surface.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Queensland. Occurs in CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 950 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed rain forest on a variety of sites.