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: (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.