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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Archidendron

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Fabales > Family: Fabaceae > Subfamily: Mimosoideae

Two species cultivated, which were previously in the genus Pithecellobium.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Archidendron bigeminum

[= Pithecellobium bigeminum]

Native from the Himalayas to the Philippines.


Archidendron grandiflorum (Lace-flower tree, Pink laceflower)

[= Pithecellobium grandiflorum]

Native to Australia.



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.