Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect, decumbent or prostrate perennial shrubs. Leaves alternate, simple, linear, terete or somewhat trigonous, with a longitudinal groove on upper surface, rarely flat with involute margins, sessile to subsessile; stipules usually minute or absent. Inflorescence racemose, umbellate or capitate, axillary or terminal; bracts small, usually caducous; bracteoles small, on pedicel often remote from calyx, caducous. Calyx 5-toothed, teeth unequal, upper 2 partly united into a lip; petals clawed, yellow, yellow and red, or deep orange-red; standard broader than long; wings narrow; keel straight or slightly incurved, shorter than wings; stamens free; ovary pubescent, stipitate, style erect, thick, hooked below apex, stigma thick, truncate, ovules 2 on short funicles. Pod ovoid or rounded, turgid, nearly sessile; seeds reniform, triangular or elliptic, smooth (in Victoria) or reticulate, brown to black, arillate.

29 species, all 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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-12-10
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