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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon and 1st leaf stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Archidendropsis xanthoxylon (C.T.White & W.D.Francis) I.C.Nielsen
Nielsen, I.C. (1983) Bulletin Mus. Natl. Hist.Nat., B, Adansonia 5: 326. Type: ?.
Albizia xanthoxylon C.T.White & W.D.Francis, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 41: 141(1929), Type: Atherton District, Qld, Oct. 1927, [J. C.] Crothers; holo: BRI 022813; iso: BRI, DNA, K, MEL.
Flin; Yellow Bean; Yellow Siris; Siris, Yellow; Flindosy; Bean, Yellow; Flindowzie
White granular stripes in the outer blaze. Heartwood brown.
Leaflet blades about 5-9 x 2-4 cm. Raised glands usually visible at the end of the secondary axes (between the last pair or second last pair of leaflets), at the apex of the petiole and on the twigs just above the stipules.
First pair of leaves pinnate with about 3 or 4 pairs of opposite leaflets. Stem, petiole and axis of leaf pubescent. At the tenth leaf stage: a single flat gland present at the apex of the petiole; leaflets lanceolate with a few pale, erect, tortuous hairs along the midrib on the upper surface; petiole and axes of compound leaf pubescent; stipules small, oblong, pubescent.
Distribution and Ecology
A good timber for the manufacture of window frames, barrels (cooperage). Swain (1928).
Formerly a very highly regarded boat-building timber as it is relatively light, strong and durable.
Wood specific gravity 0.61. Cause et al. (1989).