Millettia Wight & Arn.

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.

Mostly seed.

Commercial timber; fish and snail poison; skin oil.

Woody evergreen climber with odd-pinnate leaves and Wisteria-like flowers.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Fabaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae