Queensland Native Seeds

Lysiphyllum hookeri

Scientific NameLysiphyllum hookeri
CategoriesNitrogen FixerTree
Common Name(s)Hooker's Bauhinia, Pegunny, White Bauhinia, Queensland Ebony
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Caesalpinioideae

Description

A small tree. Large, attractive flowers usually in Spring.

Notes

Lysiphyllum hookeri is an uncomplicated seed to collect however threshing seed from the woody pods may present problems. Despite having a tough seed coat, the seed is large and ralatively flat and so threshing machinery which is aggressive enough to break the pods down may also destroy the seeds. Although demand for the seed is not high it may be bought up in fair quantities during good cropping years because it can be stored for fair periods of time.

Historical Notes

Distribution

Endemic to Queensland, occuring from near Cracow in the south to Port Douglas in the north, along the coastline and to about 300kms inland.

Distribution Map | Lysiphyllum hookeri | Queensland Native Seeds

Lysiphyllum hookeri | seed | Queensland Native Seeds
Lysiphyllum hookeri | inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Lysiphyllum hookeri | unripe pod | Queensland Native Seeds