Boonah Tuckeroo  |  

Cupaniopsis tomentella

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Cupaniopsis tomentella, Family Sapindaceae, also known as Boonah Tuckeroo, is a tree to
10 m tall. It has compound leaves with 3Ð4 pairs of elliptic, often serrated leaflets which are
densely rusty hairy, especially when young. Flowers are white, small, 7Ð8 mm, in terminal
panicles. The fruit are hairy, orange-yellow, 3-celled capsules to 2.5 cm long (Reynolds,
1984; Harden et al., 2006).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Cupaniopsis tomentella

    Thomas; 2008; pers. comm.) The main potential threats to the species include fire incursion into scrubs owing to understorey weed encroachment.