Archidendron hendersonii —White Lace Flower, Tulip Siris—FABACEAE

Archidendron hendersonii

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Habitat— Grows in Riverine and Lowland Subtropical Rainforest.

Distribution— North from Port Macquarie in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description— Tree to 18 m high; trunk light brown, ± buttressed.

Local occurrences

Raintrees Diamond Beach

Leaves.— Compound, mainly opposite but lower ones sometimes alternate with 1 pair of pinnae; pinnules usually 6 per pinnae, lanceolate to ovate, 4 to 13 cm long, 2 to 6 cm wide, apex blunt or acute, asymmetric, glabrous, concolourous, upper surface glossy, lower surface duller; petiole 1 to 3.5 cm long, sunken gland on petiole.

Archidendron hendersonii
Archidendron hendersonii

Inflorescence.—Heads at least 10−flowered, 6 to 8 cm diam. Calyx 4 to 5 mm long. Corolla 10 to 15 mm long, creamy white. Stamens 25 to 35 mm long, creamish.

Flowering.— September to December.

Fruit.—Pod ± oblong, curved, 4–6 cm long, 8–12 mm wide, orange outside, red inside; seeds c. 5 mm long.

Ripe.—Pod ± oblong, curved, 4 to 6 cm long, 8 to 12 mm wide, orange outside, red inside; seeds c. 5 mm long.

Archidendron hendersonii