Forest Siris, Women's Tongues
Form and Size: Medium, spreading tree to 12m;
Distribution: Across northern Australia in
vine thickets and open woodlands.
Leaves: Bi-pinnate, 3-4 pairs of
secondary leaf segments, each with 7-9 pairs of leaflets, oblong, blunt, lighter colour beneath, 2.5- 5cm x
Flowers: Greenish or cream, fluffy, numerous
stamens; borne prolifically in terminal clusters.
Flowering Period: September to
Fruit: Pods, smooth, thin, broad, flat,
brown, raised over the seeds, 10-15cm x 1.8-2.5cm; seeds light brown, usually 6-12 in
Propagate from treated seed or cuttings. A hardy shade tree.