Cossinia australiana

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Cossinia australiana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Subfamily: Dodonaeoideae
Genus: Cossinia
Species: C. australiana
Binomial name
Cossinia australiana

Cossinia australiana is a species of seasonal–rainforest trees found only (endemic) in restricted areas of Queensland, Australia, and constituting part of the plant family Sapindaceae.[1][2][3]

They grow naturally only (endemic) in restricted habitat areas of central-eastern to south–eastern Queensland.[1][2][4]

Both the Australian national and Queensland state governments have given the official conservation status of "endangered" for this species' remaining populations of trees.[1][5]

Within their endemic region the trees grow naturally in habitats of seasonal–drought adapted rainforests and associated non-adapted to fire vegetation types, typically on nutrient–rich soils derived from basalt parent materials, which have historically had their native vegetation extensively destroyed and as of 2013 been further threatened.[1][2][4]

This species name and description was formally published for the first time in 1982 by Sally T. Reynolds of the Queensland Herbarium.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Cossinia australiana — Cossinia, Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australia. Retrieved 17 Dec 2013
  2. ^ a b c d e Reynolds, Sally T. (1982). "Notes on Sapindaceae in Australia, II". Austrobaileya. 1 (5): 488–492. Retrieved 17 Dec 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Cossinia%". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) database (listing by % wildcard matching of all taxa relevant to Australia). Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. Retrieved 17 Dec 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Reynolds, Sally T. (1985). "Cossinia australiana S.T.Reynolds". Flora of Australia: Volume 25: (online version). Flora of Australia series. CSIRO Publishing / Australian Biological Resources Study. p. 164. ISBN 978-0-644-03724-2. Retrieved 17 Dec 2013. 
  5. ^ Queensland Government (27 Sep 2013). "Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2006" (PDF). Nature Conservation Act 1992. Online, accessed from Australia. p. 33. Retrieved 17 Dec 2013. 

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