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Genus Pararchidendron Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Mimosoideae

Description: Trees or shrubs, unarmed; trunk cylindrical not buttressed.

Leaves alternate, bipinnate, glands on petiole, primary and secondary rachises; pinnae opposite, pinnules alternate along secondary rachis; stipules not spinescent.

Inflorescences axillary, head-like corymbs, many-flowered; peduncles often paired, shorter than leaves. Flowers usually 5-merous, bisexual, all uniform, subtended by bracts. Calyx cup-shaped, 5-toothed. Corolla cylindrical, 5-lobed. Stamens numerous, united in a tube about as long as corolla, free parts exserted.

Pod curved into a circle, papery, flattened, not septate, twisted on dehiscence; seeds ± ellipsoid, black, shiny, without an aril.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, Java & Australia. Australia: 1 species

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Pararchidendron pruinosum

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