Cupaniopsis anacardioides. CARROTWOOD. Australia, Irian Jaya (Indonesia) and Papua New Guinea
Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)

Three

of these subtropical trees were on the platform of the Palo Alto Caltrain station, southbound, near the Bike Connection concession at the north end of the station. The canopy of the furthest north carrotwood (in fruit April 2004) touched the canopy of a Carob tree. Both of these trees species have alternate, pinnately compound leaves. All these trees have been removed from the south-bound platform. There are still two specimens on the northbound platform, south of the covered waiting area, as of December 2009.

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Related material: Considered by USDA as a noxious weed in Florida. http://www.aphis.usda.gov/npb/statenwnew.pdf


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