Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Cupaniopsis dallachyi S.T.Reynolds
Reynolds, S.T. () Flora of Australia 25: 199. Type: Jagan, near Malanda, Qld, c. 17 deg 23 S, 145 deg 36 E, 30 Sept. 1980, G.C.Stocker 1773; holo: BRI; iso: QRS.
Sapwood surface corrugated.
Young leafy twigs with a few obscure grooves or striations. Terminal buds clothed in pale, +/- prostrate hairs. Leaflet blades about 6-13 x 3-5.5 cm, midrib depressed or raised on the upper surface. Lateral veins curved throughout their length but not forming loops inside the margin. Compound leaf petiole +/- flat on the upper surface. Compound leaf rhachis +/- convex on the upper surface. Domatia are very small foveoles.
Flowers pedicellate. Calyx lobes +/- orbicular, about 3 mm long. Petals about 1 mm long. Stamens eight.
First pair of leaves simple or compound, trifoliolate or pinnate with as few as two leaflets. Leaflet blades not toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflet blades unequal-sided at the base; midrib raised on the upper surface; lateral veins curved but not forming loops inside the blade margin; compound leaf rhachis ending in an awl-like point. Terminal bud clothed in brown hairs. Seed germination time 19 to 42 days.
Orange aril eaten by Victoria's Riflebird. Cooper & Cooper (1994).