Archidendron hendersonii - White Laceflower
Family: Mimosaceae

Tallest of the Australian species of Archidendron growing to 20m with some up to 30m.
Lace flower fruits and seeds are prone to attack by insect larvae.
The inside and outside colours of the pod vary from yellow to red and always conspicuous against the very dark green foliage.
The leaves are bipinnate, with 8-24 unequal-sided leaflets.
Flowers with many stamens are produced in spring or summer looking like masses of fluffy white feathers scattered over the tree but collapse quickly looking like wet yellow feathers.
It occurs in moist lowland rainforest in coastal areas.

Seed germinates rapidly but ssedlings in pots often grow poorly.

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