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
|One species in NSW: Dipogon lignosus|