Archidendron muellerianum—Veiny Lace Flower, Small-flower Laceflower—FABACEAE

Archidendron muellerianum

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Habitat—Grows chiefly in Subtropical and Littoral Rainforest.

Distribution— North from the Alstonville district in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Tree to c. 20 m high; trunk grey, sometimes ± buttressed.

Local occurrences

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Leaves.— Compound, bipinnate with 1 pair of pinnae; pinnules 2 to 5 per pinnae, alternate with terminal pair sometimes opposite, elliptic to obovate, 4 to 13 cm long, 2 to 5 cm wide, apex rounded or blunt, base mostly symmetric, both surfaces ± glabrous or lower surface sometimes ± hairy, discolourous; jugary gland at junction of pinnae.

Archidendron muellerianum
Archidendron muellerianum

Inflorescence.—Heads 6 to 10–flowered, 4 to 6 cm diam. Calyx 4 to 6 mm long. Corolla 5 to 6 mm long. Stamens 15 to 20 mm long, whitish green.

Flowering.—November to December

Fruit.—Pod linear–oblong, 4 to 8 cm long, 8 to 10 mm wide, wrinkled and twisted, red or reddish brown on outside, deep orange inside; seeds c. 6 mm long.

Ripe.— Late Summer to Autumn

Archidendron muellerianum