Well, as the name suggests, it’s quite hairy. All parts of the leaves and leaflet undersides are brown hairy.
This species is an endemic of the Cape York Peninsular. Thus the common name Cape Laceflower.
I haven’t had the pleasure to see it in the wild yet, but fortunately, this small tree has great ornamental potential and is grown around Cairns.
The curved seed pods are eye-catiching, as with most other Archidendrons in the region. Bright orange with contrasting shiny black seeds – a great way to trick birds into swallowing some seeds without a proper reward.
To known where the leaf starts, look for the puny stipule. The little knob on top is a bud.