Cupaniopsis anacardioides (A.Rich.) Radlk., Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München 9: 585 1879. (syn: Cupania anacardioides A. Rich.); 
Australia (N-Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, NE-New South
Wales), New Guinea, India (introduced), USA (introduced) (Florida (introduced))
as per Catalogue of Life ;



Cupaniopsis anacardioides, with common names tuckeroo, carrotwood, beach tamarind and green-leaved tamarind, is a species of flowering tree in the soapberry family, Sapindaceae, that is native to eastern and northern Australia. The usual habitat is littoral rainforest on sand or near estuaries. The range of natural distribution is from Seven Mile Beach, New South Wales (34.8° S) to Queensland, northern Australia and New Guinea.

C. anacardioides is an invasive species in some parts of the United States, primarily Florida and Hawaii.[1]
Growing up to 10 metres (33 ft) with a stem diameter of 50 centimetres (20 in). The bark is smooth grey or brown with raised horizontal lines. The bases of the trees are usually flanged.
Leaves are pinnate and alternate with six to ten leaflets. These are not toothed, and are egg-shaped to elliptic-oblong,and 7 to 10 centimetres (2.8 to 3.9 in) long. The tips are often notched or blunt. Leaf veins are evident on both sides. The veins are mostly raised underneath.
Greenish white flowers form on panicles from May to July. 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.
Germination from fresh seed occurs without difficulty, particularly if the seed is removed from the aril and soaked for a few days.
It is an attractive plant as an ornamental or a street tree, particularly by coastal areas.
(from Wikipedia on 25.2.17)


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Requesting ID of this tree : 30032012 : ARK-01 : Attachments (4). 5 posts by 4 authors.

Requesting ID of this tree

Captured in Hiranandani Lakeview Gardens in Feb 2013


Sapindus emarginatus.


Yes it is Sapindus emarginatus.

I can see the emarginate nature of leaflets.

Please check for the leaf pattern …there are 2-3 pairs of leaflets


Would like to open this thread again.
Further information revealed that this garden houses many exotics. The tree here is Cupaniopsis anacardioides or Carrotwood, an Australia native.
Would like to get this information validated. Attaching some new pics of the same tree.

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You had recently forwarded a post of the above from …
I am not able to comment on that post.
Leaving it to the experts on our forum.
This was shown as Carrotwood, Cupaniopsis anacardioides during a Tree Appreciation Walk in Feb,2014 possibly in the same garden.
Attaching my pictures. There were no flowers then.


Thanks … for the forward. I think it is the same tree we are talking about. Will wait for experts to comment.


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Attached are pictures of Sapindus emarginatus from Hiranandani Heritage Gardens, Mumbai captured in February 2013.
Requested to please validate ID.


Sapindus emarginatus


This should be Cupaniopsis anacardioides as posted here. It is the same tree. Could you please remove this link from Sapindus emarginatus?

Thanks, …, for pointing out. I will do the needful in due course. 

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This tree was recorded from Sydney City..
Identified as Cupaniopsis anacardioides


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