Diploglottis obovata, Fam. Sapindaceae
A small tree to 8m tall. Diploglottis from ‘diplo-‘ double and ‘glottis’ throat, referring to the two tongue-like scales at the base of the petals and obovata from ‘obovatus’ egg shaped with the broadest section towards the apex, referring to the leaflets.
|Form or habit:||Small tree|
Compound, alternate, pulvinus at base, two to six leaflets, glabrous above, hairy beneath, 5.5-16.5 x 2.8-7cm, lateral veins 12 to 20 pairs, petiolules 3-10mm long, pulvinus at base.
|Flower description:||White or cream five petalled flowers, 4-5mm in diameter. October to November.|
|Fruit description:||Yellow or orange, velvety hairy one to three valved capsule, 1.4-1.6 x 1.4-3cm. Valves hairy inside. Containing one to three seed completely enclosed in an orange aril. December.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Information sources:||Cooper W. (2004) Fruits of the Australian Tropical Rainforest.|