Cupaniopsis Radlk.

Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D., Carolin, R.C. & Tindale, M. (1994) Flora of the Sydney Region 4th edition, Griffin Press Ltd., Netley, South Australia

Description of the genus

Medium-sized tree, glabrous all over except the inflorescence. Leaves compound, imparipinnate, without stipules; leaflets notched at the apex; margin entire. Flowers in axillary panicles shorter than the leaves. Petals with two ciliate scales as long as the petals. Stamens exserted. Fruit a capsule, with flattened lobes.

Derivation of name: resembling, from the Greek -opsis meaning likeness, the genus Cupania, the latter name after the Italian botanist, Francesco Cupani, 1657-1710.

Worldwide: 67 species, native to Australia and the Pacific islands.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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anacardioides (A. Rich.) Radlk.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Cupaniopsis:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cupaniopsis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cupaniopsis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cupaniopsis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cupaniopsis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Cupaniopsis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cupaniopsis
JSTOR Plant Science: Cupaniopsis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cupaniopsis
Plants of the World Online: Cupaniopsis
Tropicos: Cupaniopsis
Wikipedia: Cupaniopsis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cupaniopsis., retrieved 12 June 2024

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