Pararchidendron I.C.Nielsen

Greek para — similar to, Archidendron.

Trees or shrubs without thorns. Leaves alternate, bipinnate, glands present, branches opposite. Leaflets alternate. Flower heads axillary, round, often paired. Flowers mostly 5-parted. Calyx cup-shaped, 5- toothed. Corolla cylindrical, 5-lobed. Stamens united to form a tube about as long as the corolla. Fruit pod curving to form a circle, papery, flattened, twisting; seeds black, shiny.

Grown for the fluffy greenish creamy flowers and neat formal foliage.

1 species from Java and Australia.


Leaflets more than 12 mm wide; plants without spines; fruit papery.

Nielsen et al. (1984).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Mimosaceae. 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
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