Archidendron hendersonii

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White Lace Flower
Archidendron hendersonii Coffs.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae[1]
(unranked): Mimosoid clade[1]
Genus: Archidendron
Species: A. hendersonii
Binomial name
Archidendron hendersonii
(F.Muell.) & I.C.Nielsen
Synonyms

Archidendron hendersonii, the White Lace Flower or Tulip Siris is a rainforest tree in eastern Australia. A rare plant, listed as vulnerable. The plant is named after J.A. Henderson, who collected the original specimen at Ballina. It grows north from the Richmond River, New South Wales up to Cape Melville in tropical Queensland.[2]

A tree up to 18 metres tall and a stem diameter of 60 cm. The former habitat of riverine and lowland sub-tropical rainforest in New South Wales is mostly destroyed for housing and agriculture.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG). (2017). "A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny". Taxon. 66 (1): 44–77. doi:10.12705/661.3. 
  2. ^ Floyd, A.G., Rainforest Trees of Mainland South-eastern Australia, Inkata Press 2008, ISBN 978-0-9589436-7-3 page 167