Pararchidendron pruinosum—Snow Wood—FABACEAE.

Pararchidendron pruinosum

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Habitat— Grows in subtropical, warm-temperate and riverine forest.

Distribution—North from the Nowra district and west to Muswellbrook in New South Wales into Queensland.

Description— Tree or shrub up to 15 m high; stipules linear to filiform.

Local occurrences

Bennett Head, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Cape Hawke, Coocumbac Island, Great Lakes College-Forster Campus, Red Head, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Sea Acres National Park, Wingham Brush and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Compound, alternate, 1 to 4 pairs of pinnae, but usually 2 or 3 pairs; rachis 2 to 15 cm long and with a gland between upper pair of pinnae; pinnules 5 to 11 per pinnae, alternate along secondary rachis, lanceolate to ± rhombic or oblanceolate, 2 to 8 cm long, 15 to 25 mm wide, apex with a small mucro, base asymmetric, margins entire, ± pubescent or sometimes glabrescent; petiole and pinnae rachis with a basal pulvinus; petiole 2 to 7 cm long with a gland 1 to 3 c. up from base.

Pararchidendron pruinosum
Pararchidendron pruinosum

Inflorescence.—Heads often paired in axils, peduncles 3 to 9 cm long. Flowers greenish white, turning yellow with age. Corolla 4 to 6 mm long. Stamens 9 to 13 mm long, white

Flowering.—October to January.

Fruit.—Pod 8 to 12 cm long, 10 to 16 mm wide, yellow to orange outside, red inside.

Ripe.—January to March

Pararchidendron pruinosum