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