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Genus Dipogon Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae

Description: Perennial twiner.

Leaves alternate, pinnately 3-foliolate; stipulate and stipellate.

Inflorescences axillary racemes; bracts persistent; bracteoles ± persistent. Calyx teeth shorter than tube. Petals clawed, standard longer than wings and keel. Stamens diadelphous; anthers uniform. Ovary several-ovuled; stigma capitate; style dilated at base, curved in one direction at base and apex and curved in opposite direction in centre, bearded near apex; stigma terminal.

Pod terete, attenuate at ends; seeds without obvious aril but with a conspicuous white hilum.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, southern Africa. Australia: 1 species (cultivated and naturalized).

Text by C. Gardner
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Dipogon lignosus

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