Toechima daemelianum

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Toechima daemelianum
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Genus: Toechima
T. daemelianum
Binomial name
Toechima daemelianum

Cupania daemelianaF.Muell.
Ratonia daemeliana(F.Muell.) F.M.Bailey

Toechima daemelianum, commonly known as cape tamarind, is an evergreen tree from north-east Queensland in Australia. [2] It grows up to 13 metres high and a trunk which may be up to 20 cm wide. [3]

The species was formally described in 1875 by Victorian Government Botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in the ninth volume of his Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae . [1] Mueller placed the species in the genus Cupania , naming it Cupania daemeliana, in honour of Edward Daemel who collected plant material from Cape York. [4] In 1879, Bavarian botanist Ludwig Radlkofer reassigned the species to the genus Toechima .

Toechima daemelianum is found in dry and riverine rainforest between Cape York and Tully. [3]

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  1. 1 2 "Toechima daemelianum(F.Muell.) Radlk.". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
  2. Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al. (December 2010). "Factsheet – Toechima daemelianum". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants (6.1, online version RFK 6.1 ed.). Cairns, Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through its Division of Plant Industry; the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research; the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  3. 1 2 Reynolds, Sally T. (1985). "Notes on Sapindaceae in Australia, IV". Austrobaileya. 2 (2): 153–189. JSTOR   41738663.
  4. "Cupania daemelianaF.Muell.". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.