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, pinnate; leaflets 6-10, broad-ovate, or elliptic-oblong, margins entire, coriaceous, notched at the apex. Flowers in axillary panicles shorter than the leaves. Sepals orbicular. Petals shorter than the sepals with two hairy scales as long as the petals. Stamens exserted. Fruit a capsule, with compressed lobes.

Derivation of 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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Other sources of information about Cupaniopsis:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cupaniopsis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cupaniopsis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cupaniopsis
Wikipedia: Cupaniopsis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cupaniopsis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cupaniopsis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cupaniopsis., retrieved 25 November 2020

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