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: (2002). Mimosaceae. 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.