Archidendron lucyi

Archidendron lucyi

branchlet

(Scarlet Bean)

FAMILY

Mimosaceae / Fabaceae

Species

Archidendron lucyi

Common name

Scarlet Bean

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white; tree

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This tree is a native of areas from Malesia to North Queensland. Leaves are large and bi- to tri-pinnate, the pinnules or ultimate leaflets are opposite. Flowers in clusters along the trunk and main branches; petals white, stamens numerous, filaments white to 5 cm long. Pods are woody, curving and split open along one suture, up to 10 cm long; red on the outside, orange on the inside, seeds black.

flower closeup