Paraserianthes I.C.Nielsen

Greek para — similar to, Serianthes — another genus of the Mimosaceae.

Small trees or shrubs. Leaves bipinnate; stipules bristle-like, mostly soon shed. Flower cluster an axillary stalked spike. Flowers numerous, mostly greenish yellow. Sepals 5, united. Petals 5, small. Stamens numerous, protruding from the flower and united into a tube at the base. Fruit pod oblong, straight-edged, flat. Syn. Albizia Durazz. in part.

4 species from Malesia to tropical Australia (2 species) and the Solomon Islands.

A valuable source of timber for fuel, carving and woodwork.

Flowers in cylindrical clusters.

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.

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