Common name: White Lace Flower, Tulip Siris
Archidendron hendersonii (F.Muell.) I.C.Nielsen APNI*
Synonyms: Pithecellobium hendersonii F.Muell. APNI*
Abarema hendersonii (F.Muell.) Kosterm. APNI*
Description: Tree to 18 m high; trunk light brown, ± buttressed.
Leaves with 1 pair of pinnae; pinnules usually 6 per pinnae, usually opposite but lower ones sometimes alternate, lanceolate to ovate, 4–13 cm long, 2–6 cm wide, apex blunt or acute, asymmetric, glabrous, concolourous, upper surface glossy, lower surface duller; petiole 1–3.5 cm long, sunken gland on petiole.
Heads at least 10-flowered, 6–8 cm diam. Calyx 4–5 mm long. Corolla 10–15 mm long, creamy white. Stamens 25–35 mm long, creamish.
Pod ± oblong, curved, 4–6 cm long, 8–12 mm wide, orange outside, red inside; seeds c. 5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in riverine and lowland subtropical rainforest, north from Alstonville.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: R.S. Cowan (1998)
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