Archidendron hendersonii (F.Muell.) I.C.Nielsen
Nielsen, I.C. (1982) Nordic J. Bot. 2: 481.
White Laceflower; White Lace Flower; Tulip Siris; Siris, Tulip; Henderson's Siris
Usually a small tree not exceeding 30 cm dbh. Blaze quite fibrous.
Leaflet blades sessile, about 4-13 x 2-6 cm, very unequal-sided, particularly towards the base. Leaflet base with a lobe on one side and not lobed on the other. Compound leaf petiole with a +/- flat gland on the upper surface about 1-2 cm from the base.
Flowers sessile. Peduncles about 1-2 cm long. Staminal filaments cream throughout, about 20-30 mm long.
Fruits orange on the inner surface. Seeds about 5 mm long.
First pair of leaves compound, each leaf with two leaflets, midrib hairy along the upper surface. Hairs very short, tortuous and almost prostrate. At the tenth leaf stage: flat or shallow crater-like glands occur on the upper surface at the apex of the petiole and on the secondary compound leaf axes where the leaflets are attached; leaflet blades without glands; a few pale hairs occur on the petiole and axes of the compound leaf, otherwise glabrous. Seed germination time 8 to 14 days.
A small tree that has potential in horticulture producing large balls of cream flowers. Will flower as a shrub.