Commemorating Charles Millett, employee of the East India Company.
Evergreen trees, shrubs or woody climbers, often with papery bark. Leaves alternate, odd-pinnate; stipules and stipels present. Flower clusters mostly terminal, sometimes branched. Calyx tube wide. Stamens 10, with 9 fused, 1more or less free. Fruit pod woody, constricted between the 1-8 large seeds.
Grown in warmer districts for the attractive leaves and sprays of lilac Wisteria-like flowers.
About 180 species from the tropics and subtropics; Australia has 2 endemic species.
Commercial timber; fish and snail poison; skin oil.
Woody evergreen climber with odd-pinnate leaves and Wisteria-like flowers.
Source: (2002). Fabaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.