carrotwood USDA PLANTS Symbol: CUAN4
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Hardwood Trees Shrub or Subshrub
Cupaniopsis anacardioides (A. Rich.) Radlk.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Sapindales: Sapindaceae
Synonym(s): carrotweed
Native Range: Australia, trop. Asia (GRIN)

Appearance
Cupaniopsis anacardioides An evergreen tree that can grow to 32.8 ft. (10 m) tall.
Foliage
This slender tree has a single trunk with dark grey outer bark and orange inner bark. Leaves are compound with 4-12 leathery, yellow green, 7.9 in. (20 cm) long, leaflets with smooth margins and rounded tips.
Flowers
Flowers are small, white to yellowish in color, and found in clusters. The blooming period occurs in winter from January to March.
Fruit
Fruits are short-stalked, 3 segmented, woody capsules that are up to 1 in. (2.5 cm) across. They turn yellow-orange when ripe and contain 3 black seeds covered by a orangey crust.
Ecological Threat
Cupaniopsis anacardioides is found in coastal areas and within disturbed wetlands. It is native to Australia, Indonesia, and New Guinea.

Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

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Tree(s); habit
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Ann Murray, University of Florida, Bugwood.org
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Seedling(s);
Amy Ferriter, State of Idaho, Bugwood.org
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Seedling(s);
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Foliage; leaves
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Foliage; leaves
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Bark;
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Sapling(s);
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); BISH specimen
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Chris Lockhart, Florida Natural Areas Inventory, Bugwood.org
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Tree(s);
Chris Lockhart, Florida Natural Areas Inventory, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.


Invasive Listing Sources:
Archbold Biological Station
Faith Campbell, 1998
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council
John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.