Cupaniopsis anacardioides - Tuckeroo
Family: Sapindaceae

Highly ornamental tree 5-8m.
Dense spreading crown.
White perfumed flowers.
Orange fruits.
Ideal shade tree.
Bird attracting.
Often the principle canopy tree in coastal rainforest and scrub, and also lives on the edges of mangroves or woodland. It is also found in dry rainforest inland.
Leaves distinctive with blunt notched leaflets all pointing upwards.
Clusters of small greenish-yellow flowers develop into strings of golden thick-walled capsules.
These gape for weeks, displaying their black seeds partly covered with a bright red aril.

It grows best in sandy but well-watered soils with plenty of leaf litter.
Fresh seeds removed from the capsule germinate reliably in a few weeks.

06.05.20 x 5