Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial, climbing trailing or prostrate herbs or undershrubs. Leaves alternate, 1–5-foliolate (1-foliolate in Victoria); stipules small, striate; stipellae small. Inflorescence an axillary raceme; flowers usually in pairs or small clusters, violet, white or pinkish with a yellow or green spot on standard; bracts stipule-like or small, usually caducous, sometimes absent; bracteoles absent; calyx campanulate, teeth 5, shorter than tube, upper 2 fused; standard more or less orbicular; wings nearly as long as standard; keel obtuse, shortest; upper stamen free, lower 9 connate into an open sheath, anthers alternately long and short; ovary many-ovuled, style incurved, gradually attenuate, glabrous, stigma terminal. Pod oblong, compressed or cylindric, with (in Victoria) or without pithy partitions between seeds; seeds arillate.

2 or 3 species, endemic to Australia and in all States.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Fabaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
Higher taxa
genus Hardenbergia
Subordinate taxa