Pararchidendron pruinosum var. pruinosum

Snow Wood

Tree to 10 m or more tall. Leaves with mostly 3 pairs of branches, densely hairy at first, glands present; stipules linear to hair-like. Leaflets alternate, 7-10 on each mimosa 247 F3/181-326 2/13/02 1:19 pm Page 247 branch, 3.5-7 cm long, 1.5-3.5 cm wide. Flower clusters generally in axillary, stalked, round heads. Flowers greenish white, becoming yellow; spring to summer. Fruit pod 8-12 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide, orangeish outside, red inside. Syn. Abarema sapindoides (Sweet) Kosterm., Pithecellobium pruinosum Benth.

S Qld, N NSW.

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
genus        Pararchidendron I.C.Nielsen