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White Lace Flower - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Archidendron hendersonii
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 03 Nov 2000
Profile last updated: 14 Jun 2020


White Lace Flower is a tree to 18 m tall, with light-brown bark. Its leaves are divided twice, into glossy hairless leaflets separated unequally by the midvein. Up to ten fragrant, fluffy creamy-white flowers are bunched in heads. Woody orange pods develop, splitting and curling to reveal glossy black seeds displayed against the red or yellow interior of the pod.


From north Queensland south to the Richmond River in north-east NSW.

Habitat and ecology

  • White Lace Flower occurs in riverine and lowland subtropical rainforest, littoral rainforest, coastal cypress pine forest and their ecotones.
  • It is found on a variety of soils including coastal sands and those derived from basalt and metasediments.

Regional distribution and habitat

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IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
South Eastern QueenslandBurringbar-Conondale Ranges Known None
South Eastern QueenslandClarence Lowlands Known None
South Eastern QueenslandScenic Rim Known None
South Eastern QueenslandSunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands Known None