Cupaniopsis flagelliformis var flagelliformis – Tube stock

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Altitudinal range from sea level to 1100 m.
Grows as an understory tree in well developed rain forest and drier, more seasonal rain forest.

7 in stock

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Description

Stem
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.

Leaves
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.

Flowers
Flowers +/- sessileCalyx about 4-5 mm long. Petals about 2.5 mm long. Stamens eight. Anther filaments hairy and hairs also present on the back of the anther. Ovary hairy.

Fruit
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.

Seedlings
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. Seed germination time 12 to 40 days.

There are two recognized varieties of Cupaniopsis flagelliformis :
Cupaniopsis flagelliformis var. flagelliformis has subglobose fruit, thin, pink-brown valves, and ~60cm long secondary peduncles.
Cupaniopsis flagelliformis var. australis has ellipsoidal to obovoid fruit, thick yellow valves and ~17cm long secondary peduncles.

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