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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Fabaceae

Citation: Smith, Trans. Linn. Soc. 4:20 (1798).

Derivation: Greek gomphos, a club; lobos, pod; alluding to the hard club-shaped pod.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Shrubs or rarely undershrubs; branches glabrous, pubescent or hirsute with spreading hairs; leaves sessile or petiolate, simple, 3-foliolate, digitate or pinnate, the leaflets usually narrow; stipules small or absent.

Flowers yellow, frequently with red or grey or green markings, on terminal or rarely axillary racemes often reduced to 1 or 2 flowers on short or long pedicels; bracts small, lanceolate; bracteoles distal on the pedicel, occasionally absent; calyx dark-coloured; lobes valvate, lanceolate, almost equal to one another and longer than the tube, inside more or less tomentose on the margins; petals shortly clawed; standard orbicular or reniform, longest; wings oblong; keel obtuse, usually broader than the wings; all 10 stamens free; ovary sessile or shortly stipitate, usually glabrous, style incurred, mostly filiform, 4- to many-ovulate.

Pod turgid, almost globular to obliquely oblong; seed exarillate.

Distribution:  About 24 species, endemic in Australia.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available

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