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Pararchidendron pruinosum
(Bentham) I. C. Nielsen, Fabaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  Evaluate, score: 1 (Go to the risk assessment).

Other Latin names:  Pithecellobium pruinosum Benth.

Common name(s): [more details]

English: malla waundie, snow wood, stinkwood, talingora

Habit:  tree

Description:  "Spreading tree 2.5-20 m tall, most parts ± puberulous. Leaves: axes with gland below basal pair of pinnae, smaller ones at apical pair and at base of some leaflets; pinnae (1-) 2-3 (-4)-jugate. Leaflets 6-12-jugate, elliptic to oval to lanceolate-elliptic, often inequilateral, sometimes subrhomboidal, rounded-obtuse or narrowed to obtuse tip; median ones (2.8-) 3.5-8 cm long, 1.2-4 cm wide, glabrous except costa sometimes puberulous. Inflorescences capitate on peduncles 3.5-10 cm long. Flowers cream to white, puberulous; pedicels 3-6 mm long; calyx cupular to hemispherical; corolla tubular to oblanceolate, 4-7 mm long. Pod 1-11/2-coiled; coils to 6 cm in diameter; valves strongly contorted after dehiscence, 12-20 mm wide, pale red to orange inside, minutely puberulous. Seeds elliptic to subcircular, 4.5-8 mm long, 4-6 mm wide, glossy black"  (Flora of Australia online).

Habitat/ecology:  In Australia (native), "occurs in coastal areas and adjacent islands or extending inland along watercourses"  (Flora of Australia online).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Australia (Queensland and New South Wales), Indonesia, and New Guinea (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Kaua‘i Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (1988) (voucher ID: BISH 560019)
Taxon name on voucher: Pararchidendron pruinosum
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea (eastern New Guinea Island)
Papua New Guinea (eastern New Guinea Island) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Australia
Australia (continental)
New South Wales native
Australian Biological Resources Study (2013)
Australia
Australia (continental)
Queensland native
Australian Biological Resources Study (2013)
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Indonesia
Indonesia
West Papua Province (Indonesia) (western New Guinea Island) (formerly Irian Jaya) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Indonesia
Indonesia
West Papua Province (Indonesia) (western New Guinea Island) (formerly Irian Jaya) native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste
East Timor Island native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)


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This page was created on 18 DEC 2010 and was last updated on 15 JAN 2011.