Viminaria

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial shrubs; branches rush-like glabrous. Leaves alternate, usually reduced to filiform petioles; stipules small, scarious. Inflorescence a terminal or upper axillary raceme or panicle; bracts scarious; bracteoles absent. Calyx campanulate, 5-toothed, teeth short, subequal; petals long-clawed, yellow or orange with red markings; standard orbicular, emarginate; wings oblong, shorter than standard; keel obtuse, slightly curved, shortest; stamens free; ovary subsessile, glabrous; style filiform with a small terminal stigma, ovules 2. Pod obovoid, obliquely beaked, sessile, indehiscent; seed usually solitary, arillate.

Monotypic genus endemic to Australia.

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.
Hero image
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
Higher taxa
genus Viminaria
Subordinate taxa