This small and not very well known understorey tree is one of the more interesting and species of Archidendrons.
This Far North Queensland endemic has hairy and rather dull green leaflets, which are much smaller in proportions to most of the other Archidendrons in the region. Often, also, there are only two leaflets on each compound leaf.
Nevertheless, the conspicuous glands on the leaflet stalks and the compound leaf rachis affirm that it is an Archidendron.
The species works well as an ornamental, producing conspicuous red-orange seed pods.