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Lysiphyllum carronii (F.Muell.) Pedley

Tall shrub or small tree with ovate, two-pinnate leaves and short racemes of rusty brown flowers.  To 10m.  [NSW Flora On Line].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.137/1850].  ‘The Bauhinia from the same locality [Pine River] will probably be good, […] I believe [it] to be undescribed.’  William Macarthur to John Lindley, 15th February 1848 [MP A2933-1, p.157], to whom he sent a plant raised from seed collected by Leichhardt.  In the list of plants sent to Lindley, Macarthur comments that it is ‘said to produce blue flowers.’  Also sent to Sir William Hooker at Kew at around the same time [MP A2933-1, p.165].  This is one of the plants that William Macarthur successfully raised from seed collected by Ludwig Leichhardt on his first expedition.


See also Lysiphyllum hookeri (F.Muell.) Pedley.

Published Dec 10, 2009 - 07:33 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2010 - 12:34 PM

Family Fabaceae
Region of origin

Australia, Eastern Queensland

  • Bauhinia carronii F.Meull.
Common Name

Red Bauhinia, Pergunny, Queensland Ebony, Thalmera

Name in the Camden Park Record

Bauhinia sp. (from Pine River, Moreton Bay

Confidence level high