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Tuckeroo Tree - Cupaniopsis anacardioides


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Description: Cupaniopsis anacardioides, commonly known as tuckeroo, carrotwood, beach tamarind and green-leaved tamarind, is a hardy species, often used as a street tree. It is a flowering tree in the soapberry family, Sapindaceae, that is native to eastern and northern Australia. The fruit is an orange to yellow capsule with three lobes. There is a glossy dark brown seed inside each lobe. The seeds are covered in a bright orange aril. Fruit ripens from October to December, attracting many birds including Australasian figbird, olive-backed oriole and pied currawong.

Size:  Up to 10m Tall and 8m Wide  

Edible: Yes, small orange / yellow fruit in spring. 

Pollinator: Yes, May to June. 

Nitrogen / Biomass: Does not fix Nitrogen but coils be used as a biomass accumulator for chop and drop.

Deciduous: Evergreen, non-deciduous.

Native DistributionThe range of natural distribution is from Seven Mile Beach, New South Wales (34.8° S) to Queensland, northern Australia and New Guinea.